Armoured Launch BK-13, Volgograd

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  • The legendary fire boat stands on the banks of the Volga River. "Gastel" - a kind of landmark, from it the way to the embankment, in the plainof of the queen ... It looks impressive. Good photos come out. Nothing else. You can't go inside, there's nothing interesting about it.
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  • Sea and river theme sculptures vividly revealed in Volgograd: there is a monument to seamen-severomorcam, there is a monument to the long rechnikam, there is a monument to seamen and rechnikam, who fell in the battle for Tsaritsyn, there is a monument to the legendary "Gasitelju", and there are higher upstream from it The Volga River near the Museum-Panorama "battle of Stalingrad" and this monument to seamen of the Volga military flotilla-armored BC-13. This is a real boat, built by shipbuilders "Zelenodolsk shipyard and launched in 1942 water year. He took an active part in the battle of Stalingrad, engaging in trafficking in army units, ammunition and food from the left bank, and back the evacuation of civilians from a burning of Stalingrad. Later the boat was involved in other battles of the great patriotic war. For courage and heroism of the crew, the boat has been included in the guards Division with assignment of the order of the red banner of labour. In the 50-IES of the boat withdrew from the Navy and transferred to the Museum. In 1995 year, cutter BC-13 was set on the Waterfront as a monument. A beautiful monument in beautiful surroundings, especially at dawn or dusk. With due skill is a good place to learn boat kids.
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  • There are in the city-hero Volgograd remarkable monument-fire-rescue boat — "Dampener". The boat was launched in the year 1903. And nothing that it's small, but passed two wars — civil war and Stalingrad. During the battle of Stalingrad "Dampener" worked on the ferries and under fire of the enemy boat was giving weapons and food to the troops, one fires on other vessels and ashore, evacuated the wounded, and residents on the other Bank of the Volga. August 8, 1942 year "Dampener" been putting out fire arising from a massive bombing enemy railway station Sarepta. After this job in hull was found approximately 3.5 thousand holes. In mid-October 1942 year "Dampener" sank. The ship rose in the year 1974. And in 1977, during the student Festival Youth USSR and GDR, participants work on a «Gasitele», (including myself) to restore it. The Memorial is a historic monument. The monument consists of a composition: centered on which, installed boat "Dampener". Also installed 13-meter stele. Inscriptions on Stela: "Slava rechnikam and firefighter Volga basin — heroes of the civil war, the defenders Red Tsaritsyno" and "Never the Soviet people will not forget the brave sons of the Volga River, glorified himself in the battle of Stalingrad". The monument is situated on the Bank of the Volga River, a panorama of Stalingrad.
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