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The forces of the Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet have completed preparations for the fourth and fifth stages of the Integrated Expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society “Remember the War”.

During the stages, which bear the code names “Approaches to the Kola Bay” and “Teriberka”, the expedition group on the small hydrographic vessel “Nikolay Skosyrev” will have to search for or additional examination of ships and vessels killed during the Great Patriotic War along the Murmansk coast of the Kola Peninsula. Hydrographers plan to find at the bottom of the Barents Sea the remains of the patrol ship Passat, the British destroyer Matabele, and the hydrographic vessel Meridian. In addition, a number of places of loss of fishing trawls according to the Murmansk trawl fleet will be studied by hydroacoustic method.

The hydrographers will have to check the new versions, put forward by the scientific leader of the expedition after working in the archives, on the areas of the sinking of the M-122 submarine and the Tuman patrol ship, the search for which has not yet been crowned with success. During the complex expedition, it is also planned to investigate a number of recommended routes of the Northern Fleet’s submarines in the Great Patriotic War, which passed through the areas of the German minefields “Bantos-A” and “Bantos-B”.

If time permits, after searching for the site of the sinking of the hydrographic vessel “Meridian”, the coastal party of the expedition will check the possible location of the burials of the times of the war in the village of Vostochnaya Litsa.

The research will be combined with the planned work of the Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet to collect information for updating maps, guides and aids for navigation, to study the bottom topography in the near sea zone, according to the results of which the information will be sent to replenish the oceanographic data banks of the Central Cartographic Production of the Navy.

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