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Great Britain The Black Widow Cold War USSR Submarine - 10-2018

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Black Widow was built at Sudomekh shipyard in Leningrad and commissioned in 1967. It was based at Riga and served with the Soviet Baltic Fleet before being used as a training vessel for crews from overseas who would be operating Foxtrot-class subs in their own navies. It was decommissioned in 1994 and sold.

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I set off around 11pm hit the usual road works and diversions and was starting to worry I wasnt gonna get there for the agreed time as I was meeting a fellow explorer Kevin Williams and we needed to get here under darkness and the tide in. 10 mins from meet up point and I had a tyre blow out and my spare was flat too haha, rang Kev he met me on motoway fixed tyre and off we raced.

blowing up a small rubber dingy at 4am is louder then you think anyhow we enter the water in total darkness with the sub outline just visible and start paddling when I hear a hissing noise yep you guessed it its got a leak so we paddle faster eventually making our target get onto and make way for the very difficult entry.

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What a cracking place to go. worth the trip for sure. The ol' hammer and sickle looks right at home.
 
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