How long do ships live? The Commune ship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet based in Sevastopol is the oldest vessel of the Russian Navy which is 99 years old.
On November 12, 2012 the ship will celebrate its 100 anniversary. The project of the submarine rescuer was developed in 1911 and the ship was called Commune in 1922.
The rescue ship is still in service but periodically undergoes some repairs. It is 81 m long, and 13,2 m deep.
Let us board the vessel and look at it closer.
The ship had been used since 1915. It participated in World War I and II, as well as Revolution.