5 Crimea. Military Unit X. Balaklava. Secret Object 825 GTS.

Crimea. Military Unit X. Balaklava. Secret Object 825 GTS.

Posted on January 2, 2017 by konst4

Turn came to Balaklava, it is a village in the outskirts of Sevastopol on the shore of the picturesque bay of the same name. For a long time this town wasn’t on the maps of the Crimea, and all because of the fact that secret facility under the code “825 GTK” was here. We’ll talk about it. Object 825 GTS – it is a complex of underground structures for shelter and repair of submarines. In Soviet times there was a possibility to combine the seemingly incompatible, underground complexes and submarines.

For reading and understanding convenience, I will place a scheme of this object; a red dotted line is a tour route. In 1954 this secret project was developed, and in 1961 the building was completed. The length of internal navigable canal was 600 meters, and inside there is a 100 meter dry dock for repair of small and medium diesel submarines. Also, the complex includes all the necessary operating and support units required for the repair and maintenance of autonomous submarines.

Outside the facility is only spit out by a northern entrance portal and the south portal from on the opposite side of the cliff. But in Soviet times, it was carefully masked. (Entrance is in the center of the frame)

Along the mountain goes road so that submarine can go into the base, there is also a pontoon drawbridge. If necessary, it was flooded and discharged in the direction of opening to the entrance to the channel. The picture was taken from this bridge. In front of us there is a northern entrance, it was also closed by the southern multi-ton gates, isolating an object from external influences.

Behind the secret portal fishermen go fishing.

The first hall is with the entrance portal, on the wall there is a scheme of underground constructions of Sevastopol. The city is packed with various military infrastructure.

Work was carried out with blasthole-explosive method, then a wooden formwork was installed, fittings were laid and M300 concrete was poured. The wall thickness is 1.5 to 3 meters.

Safety gate to the torpedo part.

Photo of Balaklava in the 70s.

Tunnel from the torpedo parts to the dock platform.

They went on dock platform. In front of us there is a dry dock.

The layout of the submarine.


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5 Responses to “Crimea. Military Unit X. Balaklava. Secret Object 825 GTS.”

  1. RB says:

    Is that a huge tunnel or a very small submarine? lol
    I wonder if any of the nuclear countries have set aside a few h bombs that are just as last resort to have timers set to go off years after?

  2. john dudley says:

    Thank you for the great posting, facinating history.

  3. cats our masters says:

    Great site, keep up the good work! And happy new year!

  4. Tutan Camon says:

    The soviet submarines don’t need repairs ever.The soviet submarines run 1000 years without repairs.

  5. Ukrop says:

    Crimea is Ukrainian! Occupiers stink!

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