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Red Banner White Sea Naval Base (BelVMB)

The Red Banner White Sea Naval Base (BelVMB) in Severodvinsk ( Arkhangelsk Region ). The base is subordinate to the commander of the Northern Fleet. Today it is the only large unit of the Northern Fleet that bears the name "naval base". It consists of a crew of submarines, a team of surface ships under construction and under repair, a division of ships for the protection of the water area, 3 shipyards of the Navy. The Northern Fleet is the largest and most powerful naval fleet of the Russian Federation. Its base is made up of nuclear submarines built and modernized in Severodvinsk. Their tests are provided by White Sea sailors. Severodvinsk id where the largest enterprises of the shipbuilding and ship repair complex are located - Sevmash OJSC and Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center.

The Belomorsky Sea Defense Region was formed on December 29, 1940 for the defense of the largest shipyard No. 402 (today OJSC PO Sevmash), an industrial timber export port in Arkhangelsk, and ports on the White Sea. Its main task was the defense of a large shipbuilding and ship repair center in the city of Molotovsk, as Severodvinsk was called from 1938 to 1957, as well as an industrial forest export center in the city of Arkhangelsk and ports on the White Sea. Rear Admiral Apollo Kuznetsov was appointed the first commander of the association.

The beginning of the formation of a place of deployment of the naval forces in the White Sea began in July 1940, when the People's Commissar of the Navy of the USSR Nikolai Kuznetsov signed an order on the formation of a naval base in the city of Molotovsk (now Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region). It included units and institutions of the Northern Fleet deployed in the White Sea. The base got its name on August 20, 1940. She was tasked with the defense of the large shipbuilding and ship repair center in Molotovsk founded in 1938, an industrial timber export port in Arkhangelsk, and ports on the White Sea.

Since the beginning of World War II, due to the fact that the forces based in the Kola Bay were not enough to protect the coast of the northern seas, in August 1941 the White Sea Naval Base was reorganized into the White Sea Naval Flotilla. The protection of northern sea lanes, the provision of maritime transport and the security of passage of Soviet and allied ships and ships, the defense of factories, cities and bases are tasks that the White Sea Naval Flotilla successfully dealt with.

During the war years, more than two thousand units of vehicles in convoys passed in the flotillas area of ??responsibility, not counting more than one and a half thousand single vessels, including 670 union ships. During this period, only 15 units of transport were lost, which is 0.3% in relation to the total number of ships. About 900 thousand tons of cargo (90% of the transportation of national economic cargo), 90 thousand people were delivered during shipping.

In 1948, the White Sea Fleet of the Northern Fleet was re-created, which in January 1957 was reorganized into the White Sea Naval Base of the Northern Fleet. For the heroism and courage shown by the White Sea soldiers during the Great Patriotic War and the post-war period, the White Sea Naval Base in 1975 was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

Currently, the military and civilian personnel of the White Sea Naval Base provide factory and state tests of the most modern submarines and weapons of the Russian Navy. BelVMB is reliably protected by the largest domestic enterprises of the shipbuilding and ship-repair complex concentrated in Severodvinsk - the Production Association Severnoye Mashinostroitelny Enterprise and the Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center. In recent years, the personnel of the base have provided launching of Bulava ballistic missiles and missile firing of cruise missiles from the sides of nuclear submarines.

State tests were conducted at the Belomorsky Naval Base and the Russian Navy introduced the latest strategic submarine cruisers Yuri Dolgoruky, Alexander Nevsky, Vladimir Monomakh and the multipurpose nuclear submarine Severodvinsk. The transfer of the Navy rescue tugboat Zvyozdochka and the marine transport of weapons Akademik Kovalev was successfully completed.

The plans of the White Sea Naval Command include providing construction and testing with the subsequent transfer to the Russian Navy of the ships of the Borey and Yasen projects and auxiliary fleet ships. Also in the area of responsibility of the base in the near future there will be a test cycle after the repair and modernization of the cruiser Admiral Nakhimov and Marshal Ustinov.

Victor Liina was appointed commander of the White Sea Naval Base by presidential decree on October 29, 2010. He arrived in Severodvinsk on November 29 from the Arctic, where he served as deputy commander of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet. Prior to his appointment to Severodvinsk, the officer served on the submarines of the Northern Fleet. He went from an engineer in the electronic navigation group of the naval warhead of a cruising submarine to the deputy commander of the submarine forces of the Northern Fleet. During his service in Severodvinsk, Viktor Liin was awarded the title "Rear Admiral" by decree of the President of the Russian Federation on August 9, 2012. In December of the same year, Liina was promoted to Kamchatka as commander of the forces and forces of the Northeast.

The head of the city, Mikhail Gmyrin, congratulated the commander of the Belomorsky Naval Base, Captain 1st Rank Viktor Liina, on 29 December 2010 on the 70th anniversary of the formation of the base. Viktor Nikolaevich met with the mayor for the first time. Victor Liina emphasized that the interaction between the command of the base and the city government is important in resolving the social issues of military personnel, including the most pressing issue today - providing families of sailors with housing. Mikhail Gmyrin noted that the Administration of Severodvinsk will not disregard the social problems of the White Sea and, within the framework of its powers, will help in solving them.

Severodvinsk has always been proud of its vocation - to be a city of shipbuilders and sailors. The history of Severodvinsk, its military and labor exploits are inseparable from the history of one of the largest and most famous associations of the Red Banner Northern Fleet - the White Sea Naval Base. On behalf of the townspeople, I thank the BelVMB servicemen for the impeccable performance of military duty, I wish all the personnel success in serving the Fatherland, and the families of officers, midshipmen and sailors - happiness, health and prosperity! - congratulated the White Sea sailors Mikhail Gmyrin.

On 25 November 2013 the Northern Fleet (SF) summed up the results of combat training and the daily activities of forces and troops in the 2013 academic year. About this correspondent. The results were summed up as part of an expanded meeting of the Military Council of the Federation Council under the leadership of Fleet Commander Admiral Vladimir Korolyov. According to the results of the academic year, the White Sea Naval Base was recognized as the best association of the Northern Fleet, and among the formations - the connections of nuclear submarines and anti-submarine ships, a separate coastal missile and artillery brigade and an air squadron of a separate naval fighter regiment.

On 08 June 2016, the integrated group of the joint strategic command of the Northern Fleet (SF), led by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, began work in the Belomorsky Naval Base (Severodvinsk) as part of planned activities to control the organization of combat training in the summer training period.

In Arkhangelsk, on 31 May 2019 in the waters of the Northern Dvina, servicemen of the White Sea Naval Base of the Northern Fleet took part in the first interagency exercises to deal with the consequences of emergency situations at sea and organize medical and evacuation measures. The exercise was monitored by representatives of the medical service of the Russian Navy.

The interaction was worked out by 15 different organizations, including firefighters and rescuers, representatives of maritime rescue services, medical organizations, state authorities, and the Arctic Marine Institute. IN AND. Voronin.

According to the legend of the exercise, an explosion occurred on a conditional passenger ship. After that, the explosion was followed by a fire, as a result of which the passengers of the vessel were injured, several crew members appeared overboard. The captain transmitted a distress signal to the marine rescue center.

Doctors from the Center for Disaster Medicine and members of the White Sea Naval Base of the Northern Fleet conducted medical trials with a large number of injured. The actions of military psychologists of captain-lieutenant Irina Kopteva and employee Elena Tsvetkova, who were meeting victims on the shore who were in a state of emotional shock, were demonstrated.

The Belomorsk Naval Base presented the audience with a mobile recompression station and two folding Kubyshka transport pressure chambers, designed to evacuate the injured divers to a stationary pressure chamber. The exercises were highly praised by the leadership of the medical service of the Russian Navy.




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