Moskva - Москва́

Romania,Black Sea

The Leningrad class destroyer Moskva was built as Project 1 at Andre Marti in Nikolaev, and was launched in October 1934. After the German invasion of Soviet Union in June 1941, she was sent to support an air strike on installations in Constanta in Romania 26. June 1941. The air strike never happened and Moskva and her sister ship Kharkov bombarded oil tanks and the railway station. They were taken under fire from coastal artillery and Rumanian destroyers, and Moskva was soon hit. Shortly after she also sailed onto a mine that broke ther in two parts. She disappeared in the deep within a few minutes, and only 69 men of the crew survived. The wreck was found by divers in 2011, and rest today on a depth of 40 to 46 meter about 10,5 nautical miles southeast of Constanta.

Former names:
Moskva - Москва́
Project 1
418,4 x 38,5 x 13,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2150 displ
Nikolaev ( USSR ) 1934
Sevastapol (USSR )

N 44 04.033, E 028 57.145
( Source: Black Sea Wrecks )

Picture: Moskva, Leningrad class destroyer
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Last updated: August 2019