Loading of 76-mm gun ZIS-22 to the “Tashkent” the leader of the destroyers in Novorossiysk to be sent to the besieged Sevastopol, 1942.
June 27, 1942, taking on board more than 2,100 people, he came out of Sevastopol. The ship was subjected to continuous attacks by enemy aircraft. 90 German planes dropped it over 300 bombs; “Tashkent” was heavily damaged, but still miraculously came to Novorossiysk. July 2, the day of the fall of Sevastopol, in the Bay of Tsemess from Novorossiysk “Tashkent” destroyer underwent sudden massive German air raids, received four direct hits bombs and sank. Of the 344-man crew died 76. 77 people were injured.
The depth at the point of death “Tashkent” was 9.5-10.5 meters and the ship lay on the ground to port. Above the water were only artillery tower of the main fire, bow cabin and chimneys. In August 1944, it was raised, but the damage was such that the restoration of the ship was not subject to and after hauling in Nikolaev was dismantled the metal.
Time taken: June 1942
Author: Alex Mezhuev