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Monitor "Zheleznyakov" (general view)
Kiev
Monitor "Zheleznyakov" is a huge ship since World War II. The people he was nicknamed as "elusive." Monitor translated to English means "warner". This nizkobortny armored artillery ship. History Monitor "Zheleznyakov" rich and varied. It was built in Kiev's shipyard Lenin's smithy ". This was back in 1936. Metal construction vessel interconnected old-fashioned way, that is riveting. Its name the ship was in honor of Anatol Zheleznyakova - Baltic sailors who took part in the October Revolution of 1917. In 1940, the ship was included in the Danube Flotilla. She was engaged in border patrols along the river banks. On the first day of the Second World War "Zheleznyakov" was shot at the enemy's artillery, and then entered into an unequal battle. Because of the superiority of enemy forces ship with other monitors soon found himself behind enemy lines. However, despite the difficult circumstances: employment coastline and suitable to the end of ammunition, "Zheleznyakov managed to break through the barrage of artillery fire and escape into the open sea. Later the ship was used for the protection of such Ukrainian cities as Nikolayev, Kerch, Ochakov and Kherson. By the autumn of 1941 from the six monitors that are part of the Danube fleet, the current was only "Zheleznyakov. Some time later, he was included in the Azov Flotilla and began to defend Taganrog and Temryuk. In 1943, the ship managed to get into the Kerch Strait, which at that time was occupied by the Germans. Command monitor was decided to take a desperate step. "Zheleznyakov" had to turn off the fairway, approach close to the shore of the enemy, right up to the battery and go on apart minefields. But even here the legendary ship did not disappoint. He managed to break through and swim to Poti. On the Danube, the Southern Bug, Black and Azov Seas, Don, Kuban - 40 thousand miles was a fighting display "Zheleznyakov. In addition, he participated in the liberation actions in Bulgaria, Romania and Yugoslavia. Throughout its history, he destroyed 13 enemy artillery and mortar batteries, 4 infantry battalions, 2 ammunition depot, etc Where would not set off the ship, and no matter how risky were not his actions, "Zheleznyakov" always came back with a victory. That's why the people called him "elusive." In 1965, martial weapons, as well as the hull of the ship were transferred to the plant, where the legendary monitor restored. He was placed on a pedestal in the Dnieper, and more precisely on Rybalsky island. Since that day, "Zheleznyakov" is a memorial ship.
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