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.
Amazing… This ship served the Tsarist Empire, the Soviet Union, and modern Russia!
Amazing how badly maintained that ship is.
It looks like a mixed bag. If she been around 100 years, she hasn’t hasn’t been too badly maintained. In the first few photos someone has obviously been busy with chipping hammer, needle gun and primer. The last couple of pictures the hull looks fantastic. The question is did the decks and superstructure get the same treatment?
What? She looks very well maintained on these pics. The red thing on the hull is not rust — it’s lead tetroxide, rustproof primer paint.
Good post ER
I love the old French piano; especially love that they can’t take it out. That’s the difference between the Russian sensibility and ours. We’d simply take a sledge hammer to it and take it out in pieces.
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