Tuesday, June 5, 2012

WOW... Look at the Work to Get Rid of a Junk Battleship..

This stuff amazes me......

The other day I posted some old shipwreck pictures and one of them was the Russian Battleship 

Murmansk. It was purchased and was to be scrapped in India but in 1994 it ran aground off Norway.

From Wiki:

Murmansk (Russian: Мурманск) was a light cruiser project no. 68-bis (designated the Sverdlov class by NATO) of the Soviet and later the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet.
She was laid down in Severodvinsk in 1953 and commissioned on 22 September 1955. The Murmansk joined the 2nd Cruiser Division on the division's formation in 1956.
In 1994 she was sold to India for scrapping but ran aground off the Norwegian village of Sørvær during the transfer. It was first estimated that the winter storms would destroy the parts of Murmansk above the water, but in 2009 funding was allocated to pay for the dismantling of the vessel. The project has started and a dry dock has been built around the ship to allow heavy machinery to access her. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2013.[1]
There is a dispute about possible radioactive substances within the ship.[2] Some claim that the substance found is Polonium-210, which has a half-life of 138 days.
The wreck can be found on Google maps.[3]


They have built a drydock around it and are going to start dismantling it soon 



  1. If you like this kind of stuff, you'd probably enjoy Google Maps prospecting...
    I've always had a fascination for the Kola peninsula... Check out what is laying around up there...



    Interesting stuff on land too...

    Craters? From target practice?


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