9 Underground Submarine Base of Balaklava

Underground Submarine Base of Balaklava

Posted on November 5, 2011 by

This is a general view of Balaklava Bay, the Black Sea. Under this mountain in the middle there is an armoury, a channel, and a service, repair and equipment base for submarines. It had been built since 1957 until 1961 by military men, who were later accompanied by specialists in underground construction. It is also an anti-radiation shelter for 3000 people. The maximum width of the rocky ground is 126 meters. The channel has a length of 505 meters, a width of 6-8.5 meters and a depth of 6-8.5 meters.

The base became abandoned in 1995 and in 2003 they opened a museum there, where they show the armoury and the channel, but the access to mines, torpedoes and the service, repair and equipment base remain closed for regular viewers.

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Underground Submarine Base 2

An entry portal connecting the channel and the bay.

Underground Submarine Base 3

Through this exit portal submarines get into the Black Sea.


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9 Responses to “Underground Submarine Base of Balaklava”

  1. geoff says:

    Is that the ultimate impenetrable fortress.

  2. Lusker 41 says:

    Englishrussia is recycling. this was up some years ago….

  3. Osip says:

    It looks dangerous to visit this. Many concrete roof are collapsing, it looks like stones fall from the mountain with some frequency. Better to see this place in photographs.

  4. Space_Cowby says:

    Repost fail

  5. October says:

    Very interesting pictures of Russian history.

  6. Mister Dog says:

    Doesn’t look large enough to have been able to support the later generations of Soviet submarines. It would have been shut down anyways as the older, smaller subs were decommissioned.

  7. Maxx says:

    Isn’t this a Ukrainian Sub base written about a year or so ago?

  8. zsquared says:

    Would love to visit this place and I am not scared of a couple of falling rocks like the above poster.

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