Russian Navy Recovers Torpedo Boat Lost During the Siege of Sevastopol

March 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crews of vessels from the emergency rescue squad (ASO) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Directorate of Search and Rescue Operations (UPASR) completed the lifting of the hull of the G-5 torpedo boat, which died during the Great Patriotic War, from under the water.

A historical find was discovered at the exit from the Quarantine Bay, where during the Siege of Sevastopol 1941-1942. a crew of torpedo boats of the Black Sea Fleet was based.

Diving specialists managed to lift the hull of the boat from the sea day, which remained intact, despite a long stay in sea water.

Before lifting work, the area under water was examined using a remote-controlled uninhabited underwater vehicle. Mounting the body of the facility to the lifting device was carried out by 4 divers, and a floating crane performed the lift directly.

After raising the boat, a special commission will study the circumstances of his death, as well as the condition of the hull and the possibility of using it as a museum object.

During the Great Patriotic War, crews of torpedo boats of the Black Sea Fleet acted on sea lanes, carried out night raids, fired on coastal targets, landed troops, evacuated the wounded from the front line and escorted transport ships, were involved in providing coastal anti-landing defense.