Monday, September 25, 2023

Back To Rostov-on-Don.

And I don't mean the city. I mean submarine of the project 636 which sustained damage a few days ago during attack of 404 on Sevastopol. Remember my retort to American submarine "experts" 6 days ago, when they suggested that the sub will be written off? I will remind you, when even observing obviously doctored photo:

Well, guess what? Right, I was correct and those sub "experts" had no clue what they have been talking about. And why am I not surprised?

МОСКВА, 25 сентября. /ТАСС/. Полученные 13 сентября подводной лодкой "Ростов-на-Дону" Черноморского флота (ЧФ) повреждения не критичны и не приведут к значительному увеличению времени ее нахождения на плановом ремонте. Об этом ТАСС сообщил источник в оборонно-промышленном комплексе. "У субмарины незначительные повреждения, которые не повлияли на ее прочный корпус. Их устранение может лишь незначительно увеличить время нахождения подлодки на плановом ремонте", - сказал он. 13 сентября Украина нанесла удар крылатыми ракетами по Севастопольскому морскому заводу, где находились на ремонте два корабля. Как сообщило в тот же день Минобороны РФ, два корабля ВМФ, поврежденные в результате удара, "будут полностью восстановлены и продолжат боевую службу в составе своих флотов". Как уточнил собеседник агентства, плановый ремонт подлодки "Ростов-на-Дону" на Севморзаводе должен был продлиться несколько месяцев.

Translation: MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. The damage received on September 13 by the Rostov-on-Don submarine of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) is not critical and will not lead to a significant increase in the time it spends under scheduled repairs. A source in the military-industrial complex reported this to TASS. “The submarine has minor damage that did not affect its robust (hard--my note) hull. Eliminating them can only slightly increase the time the submarine is undergoing scheduled repairs,” he said. On September 13, Ukraine launched a cruise missile attack on the Sevastopol Marine Plant, where two ships were being repaired. As the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the same day, two naval ships damaged as a result of the strike “will be fully restored and will continue to serve in combat as part of their fleets.” As the agency's interlocutor clarified, the planned repair of the Rostov-on-Don submarine at Sevmorzavod was supposed to last several months.

As you can see, and I stressed it many times, it is difficult to compare education of cadre naval officers in USSR/Russia and the US. First, US Naval Academy course of study is much-much shorter (only 4 academic years against 6--5 calendar--years in USSR/Russia), and guess what? Right from the get go the major course exhausted, sleepy and hungry Russian Plebes of the first year began to study is... drum roll... a major course called ТУЖК (Теория Устроиства и Живучести Корабля, Theory of Design and Survivability of the Ship) and in my time the basic design was good ol' submarine of project 613 (NATO Whiskey)  with eventual progression to other projects including nuclear-powered subs and, of course, surface ships. So, here we are today, at 25 September 2023. I am taking my bow and my curtain call, you brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes, and I thank you all(c). I am going to sleep, have fun;))

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