MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
“The specialists of the mine and torpedo service fulfill their tasks with dignity, proving the continuity of naval traditions with their skill. The Oceanic Navy of our country has always been armed with effective naval submarine weapons, improvement and development of which will continue in sync with the active equipping of the Navy with surface ships and submarines of a new generation. Accordingly, the system of training personnel for the mine and torpedo service is also developing, new training programs are being developed and introduced into the educational process, the volume of activities is increasing, allowing you to gain practical experience, “- said the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
For reference: The date of the annual holiday was chosen in memory of the first successful use of mine weapons by the Russian fleet. During the Eastern War in June 1854, British and French troops united in a squadron and decided to capture Kronstadt, Sveaborg, Revel and Ust-Dvinsk. Minefields of 1856 Jacobi mines were exposed. Having passed into the Gulf of Finland, the enemy squadron found protected passageways and, unable to break through the cordon, left the gulf. A year later, a second attempt was made to capture the city of Kronstadt by an Anglo-French detachment of about 20 steamers. 4 ships of the detachment were damaged.
The first use of torpedo weapons by our Navy took place during the Crimean War of 1877-1877. On the night of January 14, 1878, the boats “Chesma” under the command of Lieutenant I.M. Zatsarenny and “Sukhum-Kale” under the command of Lieutenant O.I. Shcheshinsky on the Batumi roadstead was attacked by the armored steamer “Intibakh” with a displacement of 160 tons.
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