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Murmansk light cruiser shipwreck, Russian Navy, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

Murmansk Light Cruiser Shipwreck, Russian Navy, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

She was laid down in Severodvinsk in 1953 and commissioned on 22 September 1955. The Murmansk joined the 2nd Cruiser Division on the division's formation in 1956.
In 1994 she was sold to India for scrapping but ran aground off the Norwegian village of Sørvær during the transfer. It was first estimated that the winter storms would destroy the parts of Murmansk above the water, but in 2009 funding was allocated to pay for the dismantling of the vessel. Since the ship was in very bad state when the decision to remove it was done, there was no possibility to tow it. It had to be removed piece by piece. The project has started and a dry dock has been built around the ship to allow heavy machinery to access her. The dock around the wreck was sealed in April 2012. As of mid-May the dock is almost empty of water and the demolishing of the cruiser can start. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

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