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Ex Gorshkov now back in the water

Posted: 22 Feb 2010 20:37
by MikeJames
The former Russian carrier Gorshkov, under conversion to a conventional carrier to operate carrier versions of the Mig-29 fighter, the Mig-29K, has relocated from the drydock where she was being worked on and is now alongside the Russian post of Severomorsk in the the Kola Peninsular.

She is located directly centre of this Google Earth shot. http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&q=64.58,39.8065&ie=UTF8&ll=64.580857,39.809228&spn=0.001451,0.009506&z=17

As you can see, still a lot of work to be done.

If you wander around the harbour you can see two Kirov class battlecruisers, three Typhoon class ballistic missile subs, the first of the new Grainey class attack subs and numerous smaller ships tied up.

Mike

Re: Ex Gorshkov now back in the water

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:26
by ozpirate
If you have a interest in the ship follow the link below for pictures on this ship from when she served in the Soviet Navy to reconstruction into the Indian Navy.
http://navsource.narod.ru/photos/02/164/index.html - in Russian
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... ml&prev=_t - in English