8 Turret Battery 981

Turret Battery 981

Posted on July 10, 2014 by team

The coastal turret battery № 981, named after Klim Voroshilov, is located on Russkiy Island, in the Russian Far East. It is about to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Built in 1934, it used to represent the combat power of Russia in the Pacific Ocean, today it’s part of an historic museum. The calibre of the battery is 305 mm. In all of the entire post-Soviet territory, a similar battery is only to be found in Sevastopol, Russia.


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8 Responses to “Turret Battery 981”

  1. Dar says:

    Those things could take out a ship with a sinlge round…I think.

  2. Bery says:

    They are “only” 12″ guns, definitely not the biggest.

  3. Muzzlehatch says:

    Nice to see that this battery is kept in such good condition. In the States most of the coast artillery guns were cut up for scrap after WWII. I believe that these guns were also mounted on the Gangut-class battleships.

  4. Olavi Pohjonen says:

    Suomenlahden saarissa on vastaavia Obuhovin tykkejä.

  5. Tutan Camont says:

    scrap metal…..

  6. Mag says:

    Sevastopol is occupied by russia and belongs to Ukraine!

  7. Soendoro Soetanto says:

    Amazing. I wonder how long does it take to make one back then.
    Soendoro Soetanto.

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