Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Then the crews move to another training compartment which is being filled with the water arriving through the hole. All participants are dressed in waterproof suits. Having noticed the flow, they begin working together to stop the flood. All the work takes the team no more than 1.5 minutes. Though to apply a special patch to the hole with the help of a sliding tube and wooden struts is really hard without training. And water won’t wait…

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Another stage of training is an emergency escape from the submarine. There is a special vertical pipe (15 meters long) in the building of the training center. Inside the pipe – water and darkness. The submariner gets into this unusual simulator at its bottom and learn to “float” to its top. His actions are controlled by infrared cameras placed inside. The diver ready to immediately come to the rescue is always on duty at the exit from the pipe.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

And the last stage of training is to get on the life raft from the open water. The task seems to be easy but not everyone managed to succeed in it.

In a Submarine

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

The “Panther”, a multipurpose nuclear submarine of project 971 with a missile-torpedo armament.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

The crew consists entirely of contract sailors as the forces of constant readiness require only professionals. It’s forbidden to smoke in a submarine, even during a long sail.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

In a central post.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

The submarine has a restroom for the psychological relief of the crew and even a small sauna. A galley is in absolute order. Food is always delicious, versatile, served four times a day. Sometimes, the crew even gets some red wine. Pictured: the commander of the submarine.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Take off the shoes before entering.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

The medical department is equipped with everything necessary for surgical operations.

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet

“Salt”

6 thoughts on “Gadzhiyevo: the Capital of the Russian Northern Fleet”

  1. Old but in good working condition. I would have killed to be aboard on of his class. I served aboard a 705 many years ago, much more cramped, lovely boats and very capable though.

  2. Old joke: How do tell if a man is with the Northern Fleet? A: He glows in the dark (a reference to the widespread nukes and frequent accidents).

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