9 Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard

Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard

Posted on November 24, 2014 by tim


Just imagine an old Soviet place where ships – warships, regular ships, etc – which are cut in half or into pieces remain for years. Tons of stuff to explore and photograph. That’s why Vladimir Malder has gone all the way to the most Western part of Russia – Kaliningrad, to visit this secret abandoned place, which is of course forbidden to enter.

Want to see what he saw there? Read on!

So, as soon as they arrived they saw a “No Trespassing – dangerous zone” sign. But who cares – just another reason to take a photo.

And so they marched in. The sign says “Object belongs to Russian Army”.

Those were the ships used as targets by the Russian Kaliningrad Navy during training.

And here is the legendary Russian “Neukrotimiy” frigate, dissected into parts.

Here is a photo of it before it was dissected in parts and buried here.

As recently as 2005, it was still intact.

And now this is how it looks.


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9 Responses to “Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard”

  1. Muzzlehatch says:

    Tetanus City!

  2. TimB52 says:

    Very cool photos. Can you provide Lat/Long of this location?

  3. Darius says:

    In that region there is only one main Russian navy base – in Baltiysk. My guess that this location is somewhere arround 54°38’17.44″N 19°57’8.50″E.

  4. bobs says:

    A once fantastic machine that will never work again.

  5. Muzzlehatch says:

    Looks like a paravane for sweeping mines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paravane_%28weapon%29

  6. Jon says:

    In the west this is called ship breaking. Most of it is done in India to get the cheap labor and non existent safety regulations. I have seen pictures of Indians working in only loin cloths while using huge cutting torches with no medical facilities anywhere nearby.

  7. Clayton Lane says:

    what a waste, would be better to like us in the US , put the ship in mothball fleet, you might need it on line one day

  8. Ron says:

    It is amazing how the ship, once a star of the fleet is now nothing but rusting steel waiting for someone to cut her into tiny pieces.

  9. Peter Nebelung says:

    So they carved her up into pieces and dragged the carcass ashore. Only to leave her to rot. Why? Too much work for little return?

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