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In the Military historical Museum of the fortifications of the black sea fleet (Balaklava underground Museum complex) opened the exhibition “the Immortal crew of the Victory”, dedicated to the heroic crews of the submarines of the black sea fleet during the great Patriotic war.

A Central element of the exhibition is a photo collage composed of 3224 portraits of divers of the black sea. The pictures are arranged so that the center of the stand clearly emerges the silhouette of the submarine “U-215”, whose commander was a Hero of the Soviet Union Mikhail Greshilov.

During the great Patriotic war submarines of the black sea fleet involved in combat operations, performed 191 torpedo attack, made 90 hits, destroying 62 enemy transport.

The submarine L-4, M-111, M-117, C-31, U-201, U-209, A-5 was awarded the order of red banner, submarines, M-35, M-62, S-215, S-33, Shch-205 guards.

During the war years the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded eight submariners black sea fleet.

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