Underground base, shelter submarines "Pavlovsk"
• The underground base, shelter submarines "Pavlovsk"
Pacific Fleet anti-nuclear tunnel for submarines originally wanted to build the image of Balaklava, t. E. In the form of a ship-repair factory, the arsenal. But then because of the shortage of funds decided to build a harbor-underground shelter for boats.
Location chosen blind, in the restricted area on the shore of the bay of Pavlovsk, which was based diesel, and then nuclear submarines. In one of the neighboring cove of rocks and work he started, which was conducted around the clock. Work performed by experts of the Ministry of the special assembly work, delivered from Moscow master metrostroevtsy and military engineers.
In different years at a secret facility visited by the Soviet Navy Commander C. Gorshkov, Defense Minister Grechko, and then his successor in office Ustinov. Construction in Pavlovsk Bay was conducted under the supervision of the first persons of the Navy and Department of Defense.
The depth of the underwater channel, say, is about 7 m, the width - 7 m, a height of the arched vault - 14 m, the total area of the subterranean harbor approximately 4 sq. M.
In the shelter at the same time could accommodate at least three modern submarines. Was also constructed vertical shaft (6-8 meters wide), the movable lid closes. It allowed the submarine to make launches its missiles against targets through the vertical shaft, while remaining invulnerable.
The construction was almost completed (left to build a concrete hydraulic locks, carry out some internal work), when he suddenly stopped.
There are two versions of this: while there was construction, new diesel submarines, larger, which could not enter into the already built an underwater tunnel. And the second: the US has a new weapon nullifies the entire venture with an underground shelter for submarines.
Secret facility mothballed, putting protection. In such an unfinished state it is today.