Ceremony of the presentation of the Guards Flag to the crew of the “Gremyashchiy” destroyer of Project 7 from the Northern Navy of the USSR.
In the center of the photo is the commander of the “Gremyashchiy” destroyer Captain-Lieutenant B.D. Nikolayev reads the text of the oath of the Guard, with his left hand he holds the Guards naval flag of the USSR.
Left and right – the crew of the destroyer “Gremyashchiy”, bending down one knee.
In the background in the standing stand are from left to right – the commander of the 1st separate division of destroyers A.I. Gurin, a member of the Military Council of the Northern Fleet, Rear Admiral A.A. Nikolaev, Chief of Staff of the Northern Fleet, Rear Admiral MI Fedorov.
The destroyer “Gremyashchiy” was awarded the Guards rank on March 1, 1943 and remained the only Guards destroyer of the USSR Northern Navy until the end of the war.
Source: City Local History Museum of the city of Polyarny.
Location: Murmansk region, USSR
Date: May 16, 1943