8 The 99 Years Old Ship

The 99 Years Old Ship

Posted on July 31, 2012 by kulichik

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.

‘Putilov Dockyard’

Between the board of the catamaran vessel there is a mobile platform with a descending undersea vehicle.

The undersea vehicle can be descended 1 km deep.


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8 Responses to “The 99 Years Old Ship”

  1. Chac Mool says:

    Amazing… This ship served the Tsarist Empire, the Soviet Union, and modern Russia!

  2. John says:

    Amazing how badly maintained that ship is.

    • Mister Dog says:

      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?

    • Babysitter says:

      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.

  3. Guest says:

    Good post ER

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  5. pianist says:

    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.

  6. Madlyn Lacomb says:

    With thanks! Valuable information!

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