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Russian and Soviet Navy Bases - Aden, Murmansk, Sevastopol, Odessa, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Magadan, Suomenlinna, Liep Ja, Astrakhan (Paperback) Loot Price: R286
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Russian and Soviet Navy Bases - Aden, Murmansk, Sevastopol, Odessa, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Magadan, Suomenlinna, Liep Ja,...

Russian and Soviet Navy Bases - Aden, Murmansk, Sevastopol, Odessa, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Magadan, Suomenlinna, Liep Ja, Astrakhan (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 76. Chapters: Aden, Murmansk, Sevastopol, Odessa, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Magadan, Suomenlinna, Liep ja, Astrakhan, Krepost Sveaborg, Kaliningrad, Vladivostok, Tartus, Lushunkou District, Poti, Severodvinsk, Issyk Kul, Kronstadt, Cam Ranh Bay, Novorossiysk, Hanko, Baltiysk, Balaklava, Paldiski, Solovetsky Islands, Polyarny, Leningrad Naval Base, Naval museum complex Balaklava, Porkkala, Vidyayevo, Severomorsk, Gadzhiyevo, Dahlak Archipelago, Assab, Novofedorivka, Kamenny Ruchey, Vysotsk, Ostrov, Perim, Zapadnaya Litsa, Vileyka VLF transmitter, Kaspiysk, Nagayevo, Magadan, Olenya Bay. Excerpt: The Krepost Sveaborg was an Imperial Russian land and sea fortress constructed around Helsinki during First World War. The purpose of the fortress was to provide a secure naval base for the Russian Baltic fleet and to protect Helsinki and block routes to Saint Petersburg from a possible German invasion. Krepost Sveaborg was part of the Peter the Great's Naval Fortress, a coastal fortification system protecting access to Saint Petersburg by sea. The central part of Krepost Sveaborg was the old fortress of Suomenlinna where the fortress headquarters were located. Due to technological advances in artillery the old fortress was no longer capable of providing a sufficient protection, and a new main defensive line was built well beyond the old fortress boundaries. New coastal artillery guns built on outlying islands protected Krepost Sveaborg from the sea, while fortified lines constructed around Helsinki were intended to stop any attacks on land. The primary coastal guns were 10 in (254 mm) model 1891 guns and 6 in (152 mm) model 1892 Canet guns. Older 11 in (279 mm) model 1877 guns were also used. In summer 1917 the fortress had two hundred coastal or anti-landing guns, of which 24 were 10 inch guns in six batteries, 16 were 6 inch Canet guns ...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-26970-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-26970-2
Barcode: 9781157269700

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