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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Project 956 destroyer of the Northern Fleet, the members of its crew, who served on this ship in different years, will visit Kronstadt and the side of the destroyer of the same type, Restless. In Kronstadt, an excursion to the memorable and historical sites associated with the history of the city of sea glory and the Russian fleet, which will celebrate its 325th anniversary this year, will be organized for the crew members of the “Unbridled”.
According to the secretary of the organizing committee of the meeting of veterans of the “Unbridled” Captain 1st Rank Nikolai Rudakov, the formation of those who served on the destroyer “Unbridled” in the 7th operational squadron of the Northern Fleet will take place on board the destroyer of the same type “Restless”. About 30 people from various regions of Russia will come to the meeting, for whom the memory of their own ship is sacred. There will be congratulations and memories of the traditions that were inherent in the destroyer Unrestrained.
Such meetings of the crews of ships, who in the past performed the most important tasks in the Navy, have become a good tradition, since they remind new generations of naval sailors of the history of the Navy. The life of each ship is a part of the naval combat chronicle. The meeting of the veterans of the “Unrestrained” was supported by the Main Command of the Navy and the command of the Western Military District.
Missile and artillery ship of the 1st rank destroyer “Unbridled” was laid down on the stocks of the Shipbuilding plant №190 named after A.A. Zhdanov (now Shipyard “Severnaya Verf”, St. Petersburg) on February 24, 1987 with serial number 874 and was the 14th ship in series 956 of the “Sarych” project, which inherited its name from the destroyer “Runaway” of the legendary series of thirty (30- BIS) and was intended for the Red Banner Northern Fleet.
The ship underwent factory sea trials from February 15 to March 19, 1991, state tests – from March 19, during the test period, the ship traveled 1801 nautical miles in 39 days, for the test period it was included in the 76th brigade of missile ships of the 12th division missile ships based in Liepaja Naval Base, where the ship arrived on July 19, 1990. Adopted by the fleet on June 25, 1991, on July 11, the destroyer joined the Navy, on July 12, 1991, the USSR naval flag was raised on the ship.
Making the transition to the place of service in the Northern Fleet, “Unrestrained” entered Baltiysk on July 30, 1991, and on October 30, arrived in Severomorsk. The destroyer was included in the 43rd division of missile ships of the 7th operational squadron on November 14, 1991. On December 11, the ship arrived at Vidyaevo to guard the TAVKR “Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov”.
On July 5, 1992, he took part in a joint exercise with a detachment of American ships in the Barents Sea.
From May 26 to May 31, 1993, the destroyer “Unbridled” under the flag of Vice Admiral V.A. Poroshina paid an official visit to the port of New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, after which he participated in joint Russian-American naval exercises. On June 16 he returned to Severomorsk.
On October 8, the destroyer was put under repair at the shipyard No. 35. On November 15 of the same year, the Unbridled was enlisted in the 56th destroyer brigade of the 7th operational squadron and on December 26 moved to Severomorsk.
On May 10, 1995, “Unbridled” took part in the Victory Parade in Murmansk.
From September 9 to September 11, 1996, he ensured the firing of the K-157 submarine.
On April 14, 1997, the destroyer went to sea for a comprehensive check of combat readiness.
In 1998 he was transferred to the reserve of the second category due to the need to repair the propulsion system with the replacement of its elements.
In 2007 she was renamed the destroyer “Thundering”.
Despite the decommissioning of the ship, the “Commonwealth of the Crew of the destroyer” Unrestrained “was created, exists and is actively operating, which continues to work on transferring service experience, performing combat training missions, making visits to foreign ports, and joint exercises with ships of foreign states.
The ship’s officers have created and successfully operate clubs for young sailors.
An exposition in memory of the destroyer “Unbridled” has been created in the Kronstadt Maritime Museum.
Ties continue with the Maritime Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region with its naval section, which includes hundreds of sailors and foremen who served on the destroyer under the Treaty of Friendship and Patronage Assistance.
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