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At the headquarters of the Northern Fleet, as part of the events of the military-technical forum “Army-2021” under the leadership of the commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, a scientific conference was held on the topic “Preliminary results of the Integrated Expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society” Remember the War “. The conference discussed the results of the search for ships and vessels killed during the Great Patriotic War in the Barents Sea.
The leadership of the fleet, as well as invited specialists from the Russian Geographical Society and cooperating maritime organizations, in particular, the Fertoing limited liability company, which successfully implements underwater search projects in the Baltic and Black Seas, were involved in the conference.
Thanks to the video conferencing system, the event was attended by the commanders and specialists of the main formations and formations of the fleet located in the cities of Severomorsk, Severodvinsk, Safonovo, Polyarny and Gadzhievo.
During the conference, issues related to episodes of combat activities of the Northern Fleet, on the basis of which the complex expedition “Remember the War” is being conducted, were considered. In particular, reports were heard on the possible causes of the death of submarines D-3, K-2, M-122 and M-175 during the Great Patriotic War; about active minefields of the war years, installed by German submarines in Belushya Bay and in the Dikson roadstead; on emergency rescue support for the actions of the forces of the Northern Fleet and the allies on the approaches and in the Kola Bay during the Great Patriotic War and some other historical aspects.
The results of the complex expedition are supposed to be reflected in a series of articles in journals on military-historical subjects and during various levels of exhibition events, to be taken into account in the preparation of heterogeneous fleet forces. The combination of exploratory activities with oceanographic research allows obtaining a number of unique materials that will be reflected on state nautical navigational charts, guides and aids for navigation.
In the period from 2013 to 2020, the forces of the hydrographic service and search and rescue support of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea discovered and identified 10 ships and vessels that died during the Great Patriotic War. However, these were episodic, largely incidental discoveries.
In 2021, the Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet came up with a proposal to conduct an expedition, which includes measures to search and survey surface ships and submarines that died in the Barents Sea during the Great Patriotic War, as well as to study a number of places of former German minefields. At a service meeting held in early February, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, supported the initiative, the proposals were approved. Expedition “Remember the War” started in March this year and is scheduled for completion in September.
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