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Today, the crew of the base minesweeper Yelnya of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces of the Northern Fleet, together with members of the Russian Geographical Society, laid wreaths and flowers on the water of the Barents Sea in the places where the large submarine hunter BO-224 and the cruising submarine of the Northern Fleet K-2 were killed.

The coordinates of the places where the ships were wrecked were accurately established by naval hydrographs this year during a joint complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society called “Remember the war!”

The big hunter BO-224 died at the end of the war – in 1945. It was torpedoed by U-995.

The remains of a cruising submarine were previously discovered by the search and rescue forces of the Northern Fleet. For a long time, doubts remained about what tactical number she had. These could be submarines K-1, K-2, K-3, K-22 and K-23, which died in different periods of the Great Patriotic War in the Barents Sea. However, after working in the archives of the Navy, the scientific director of the Complex Expedition, Captain 1st Rank Alexei Kornis, made the unequivocal conclusion that only K-2 could have been in this area. She died in the German minefield “Bantos-A” while deploying to the coast of Norway.

Commemorative events in the Barents Sea took place on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War in this area for the first time. In addition to the servicemen of the Kola flotilla of heterogeneous forces and members of the Russian Geographical Society, three young soldiers from the city of military glory of Polyarny and Murmansk Nakhimovites, who came to their parents for the summer holidays, took part in them.

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