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The expedition touched upon the waters of the Barents and Kara Seas, 11 ships, ships and boats of the Northern Fleet were involved in the search, the total number of participants from among the military and civilian personnel exceeded 200 people.
At the moment, one combat ship, six ships, one target ship, two aircraft (A-20 “Boston” and I-153) have been discovered, the coordinates of seven ships and ships that died during the Great Patriotic War have been confirmed, including the location of submarines. boats K-2 and D-3 “Krasnogvardeets”. In addition, a German TMS bottom mine was found in Belushya Bay.
The place where the Boston aircraft was found in the Kola Bay has received the status of a military burial by now.
As the scientific leader of the complex expedition, Captain 1st Rank Alexei Kornis, noted, “the most significant events of the current period of the” Remember the War “expedition include the possible discovery of the legendary patrol ship” Tuman “, which died in an unequal battle with three Nazi destroyers on August 10, 1941”.
The ship is at a depth of about 250 meters, the location is significantly different from the established coordinates of the memory of the Northern Fleet. The hull has serious damage to the superstructure, is overgrown with microorganisms, and is partially entangled in fishing nets, which complicates its final identification.
The assumption about the discrepancy between the canonical coordinates and the actual ones was made by the scientific leader of the complex expedition based on the results of the second stage, when the “Tuman” was not found by the hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich”. After working with the archives, a new district was assigned to search, this version was confirmed.
Based on the results of the work in the archive, a number of other places of possible death of ships of the Northern Fleet, primarily submarines, are to be checked.
The expedition is carried out both on the basis of the analysis of historical materials with the involvement of professional historians and amateur historians (M.E. Morozov, A.Ya. Kuznetsov and I.V.Borisenko), and according to data related to the loss of trawls by the vessels of the Murmansk Trawl Fleet “. The Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet has repeatedly appealed to all fishing companies in the region with a request to report all the facts of trawl losses. After analysis and additional examination, this will not only allow such places to be plotted on maps, but, quite possibly, will serve as a key to unraveling the reasons for the death of a number of ships and vessels in the Arctic.
Following the results of the scientific conference, the commander of the Northern Fleet was tasked with working out the issue of continuing the complex expedition in 2022, including with the aim of identifying the identified underwater objects.
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