World War II – Black Sea Fleet – destroyer “Svobodniy” in Siege of Sevastopol

Black Sea Fleet

World War 2 photo – The destroyer of the project 7U “Svobodniy” from the Black Sea Fleet in the South Bay of Sevastopol near the building of the “refrigerator”. At the time of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the destroyer Svobodny had not yet completed the mooring trials and in August 1941 moved to Sevastopol for completion. January 8, 1942 joined the Black Sea Fleet of the Soviet Union.
The destroyer “Svobodniy” was sunk on June 10, 1942 by German bombers during the siege of Sevastopol.

The Sevastopol refrigerator was built in 1928 and was one of the most powerful in the USSR. Its capacity is 15 thousand centners of various cargoes. The refrigerator could maintain the temperature in various chambers from minus 16 to 0 degrees and ensure a daily production of transparent ice to 20 tons for the needs of the Black Sea Fleet.

Location: Sevastopol, Russia
Date of filming: April 1942

In : 1942

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