Russian Submarine Pacific Fleet Celebrates 114th Anniversary

January 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, commemorative events dedicated to the 114th anniversary of the formation of the submarine forces of the Pacific Fleet took place on the Korabelnaya Embankment of the city of Vladivostok.

Submariner veterans and representatives of the command of the Pacific Fleet laid a wreath and flowers at the monument to the first submariners and honored the memory of all those who stood guard over the security of our Motherland while in the submarine compartments.

A short meeting was held here at the monument, which was opened by the Chairman of the Far Eastern Club of submariners of the Pacific Fleet Vice Admiral Alexander Konev.

The first Russian submarines in the Pacific appeared in 1903, on the eve of the Russian-Japanese war. It was in Vladivostok in 1905 that the first in Russia “destroyer detachment” was created, attached to a separate detachment of cruisers based in the Golden Horn Bay, about which a corresponding order was issued by Rear Commander of the Vladivostok port Rear Admiral Greve No. 1102.

Within a few months, there were 12 submarines in the destroyer detachment that patrolled the Peter the Great Bay and prevented the siege of Vladivostok by enemy squadrons during the Russo-Japanese War.

Today, the Pacific Fleet incorporates nuclear and diesel submarines that carry intercontinental ballistic missiles, anti-ship and anti-ship attack weapons, reliably protecting the Far Eastern borders of the Russian Federation.