The ship-museum “Mikhail Kutuzov” is moored at the central Novorossiysk Embankment, near the Marine Station. Its length is 210 meters, width – 22 meters, and the thickness of the armor – 100 mm. Height between the highest and lowest points of the ship, the mast and keel are 59 meters. Experts cruiser recognized as one of the masterpieces of world shipbuilding, and unesco has cataloged it as a ship representing historical value.
Sounds impressive right? But in fact — the ship represents a sad sight, especially as a museum, at such a pace will become more like an abandoned pile of scrap metal than a museum. Yes, not all tourists will agree with me, and positive reviews too. still full, but the impression is entirely dependent on your expectations and fantasy.
The content of the article
- 1 Impressions of visiting a cruiser by Mikhail Kutuzov
- 2 Historical background
- 3 Videos
- 4 Information to visit
- 5 On the map
Impressions of visiting the cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov
As a landmark, I liked the object. After all, in the district there is nothing of the kind, and I was on a ship only once in my life and it was not even a ship, but a submarine in Kaliningrad. To me, however, it was very interesting to climb the ladder and look inside— But there’s almost nothing inside! Imagine the building an ordinary museum from which all the exhibits were carried. Interesting? If a some unusual building, but in this case the cruiser was for me unusual, it is interesting, but I want to look at the same life teams ranging from a commander to simple sailors. And in the normal condition was only the mess room, the rest of the premises empty. Moreover, literally several rooms are open and there is access only two decks. You walk through the corridors and solid closed doors— Perhaps it would be more interesting with a guide (when I came, the group didn’t make it) be content with words, since there are no exhibits.
It seems to me that one could make a candy out of this cruiser. It’s not difficult to return some personal items to the premises, even it will be some styling, give access to the kitchen (there was window only open), in the engine room, in the wheelhouse. It is clear that all this requires funding, which is not. And the problem it seems that no one needs museums in the country. In general, I was interesting to see, but I saw only part of what I wanted would. Therefore, I can recommend for viewing, but do not build too high expectations. And so yes the size is amazing! This is such a colossus. awesome ..
Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov in Novorossiysk
The chain over the years overgrown
Monument of the Seaman’s Wife
Forum Square at the Sea Port
Square – a place for walking or meditations
Artfully hid from the sun
Fishermen, but why here, if the whole embankment is free
The wooden deck quietly rots
On the nose of the ship fluttering Andreyevsky Huys
UPDATE. A few people wrote to me here that it was not a flag, but a Huys fluttering, but no one explained that yes how, except that Huys hanging on the nose of the ship. So I figured out why on the Internet Many say that the flag hangs on the Kutuzov cruiser. St. Andrew’s flag is a white cloth with a blue diagonal cross, guys same red cloth with the same blue cross and white cross (as in my photo). But one time the red paint burned out. and in this way the flag of St. Andrew hung on the nose (although in the past it was gueis). When I visited the cruiser, the old Guyz was already replaced by new, and now it looks like it should.
Three-gun tower installation of the main caliber Mk-5bis, caliber 152.4 mm
In some places, rust has made holes.
In some places, rust has made holes.
SM-5-1S two-deck deck-tower installation
SM-5-1S installation, caliber 100 mm
Anti-aircraft two-gun installation of short-range action V-11
For the convenience of single visitors, the route is drawn in green. arrows
A lot of wires stretch along the corridors, there are guards and others elements unknown destination
Before entering the cabin company stands with photos
Cabin-company on the cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov
In it are several models of ships under muddy plexiglass
Symbols of the bygone era
From the porthole visible Forumnaya Square
Assistant Commander’s Cabin
Corridors, Cruiser Kutuzov
Staircase somewhere down and into darkness
Medical compartment on the ship
Probably another medical bay, no labels, all is empty
Kubrick, where the sailors slept
The cruiser, named after Mikhail Illutarovich Kutuzov, was founded in February 1951 at Nikolaev Shipbuilding factory, and in August 1954 a flag was raised on the cruiser. After test ship was enrolled in the Black Sea Fleet and served in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, in the central regions Atlantic. During the explosion of the battleship “Novorossiysk” in 1955 in Bay of Sevastopol, “Mikhail Kutuzov” was the nearest ship to battleship. Of the 93 people sent from the cruiser to help the crew “Novorossiysk”, killed 27. In 1957, the cruiser passed around Europe and heading to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution in Leningrad, received a mission: to check the ship go along the way through a strong storm. In the Shetland Islands 9-ball storm almost put the cruiser on board, he was damaged, but he withstood and reached Leningrad, and after repair participated in a festive parade on the Neva. In 1961, the movie was filmed on the cruiser. “Shore Leave”, where Vladimir Vysotsky played a small role. At the same time, Yury Gagarin visited the ship with an official visit. AT 1964 “Mikhail Kutuzov” the first of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet went to combat service in the Mediterranean. In June 1967, he was in the port of Alexandria, assisting the armed forces Egypt, and in 1968 the cruiser was sent to Syria. During service cruiser “Mikhail Kutuzov” visited the President of Indonesia, the head Egypt, the king of Ethiopia, the Shah of Iran.
In 1987, the cruiser was transferred to the reserve, then in 1992 – excluded from the composition of the Navy, after which he was placed on the sludge in Sevastopol. The ship was withdrawn from service in 1998. AT In 2001 the ship was transferred to Novorossiysk. Over the years of service he passed 211,900 miles Previously, the crew of the cruiser was 1,200 troops now it serves only 20 people. In 2002, the day of the Navy, the ship began its history as a branch of the Museum of the Naval fleet and was dug up to the general public.
Every morning the flag of St. Andrew rises above the cruiser and descends smoothly at sunset. On the ship more than 2000 rooms, including cabins, cockpits and even libraries. Can inspect navigational wheelhouse, officer’s cabin, cabin flagship – usually these are high-ranking guests of the ship, cabin officers, corps sailors conscripts. Cruise Tour begins with an artillery tower, then visitors pass in the commander’s compartment, where are the cabins of the captain, chief of staff and flagship. In the cabin of the flagship you can see the exposition telling about the commander-in-chief of the USSR Navy S.G. Gorshkovo. In the cabin of the commander presented a stand with photos cruiser commanders. In the cabin of the chief of staff the exposition is dedicated Field Marshal MI Kutuzov. After inspecting the main caliber tower, the tour continues in the cockpit, where you can get acquainted with life and sailors. The following cock tells the story domestic cruisers, starting from the 60s of the XIX century and, further, the story itself cruiser “Mikhail Kutuzov”. Tour ends on the forecastle and tank of the ship, where you can see the device anchors
Information to visit
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Entrance fee, the cost of the tour 200 rubles adults, 100 rubles the students. A group of 10 people is recruited. Unprofessional photo / video 50 rub. Professional photo / video 1000/2000 rub.
As a rule, they let in with a guided tour. In the season group It is typed quickly, but in the offseason, or you have to wait a long time, or can start up without a guide. Without a guide is not so interesting but you can walk longer and more carefully consider everything, and then All information is read online.