Okay girls and gents, it’s story time. Did you already know that in Russia there’s a museum the place a full dimension submarine is standing on concrete slabs? And it’s not some coastal museum the place it stands near water however it’s a great distance from the shore and this big large was shipped there by some means. Wish to know particulars and the way it was truly delivered there? Let’s see…
Due to Megard, the photographer, we now have images of this factor. He says it weighs over 4,000 tons and its size is over 300 toes (100 meter).
This factor is large and it’s removed from any water.
So how did they get it right here? Properly there’s a story about that with images too!
So it began with.. LADA. Lada is the largest automotive producer in Russia and was one of many two or three of its sort (and the largest one) within the USSR. So LADA is a big company, even now. So as soon as upon a time again in 2001 some supervisor dudes at LADA determined that they need an actual world big submarine parked underneath their home windows simply to enhance the view. When somebody like this desires one thing, he often will get it. So that they did.
They went to the military (or NAVY) and informed them we will provide you with some LADAs however you give us a submarine and ship it. No, in fact they didn’t do it like that, however they actually did contact the NAVY to inquire if they’ve a spare nuclear U-Boat. There within the Navy that they had some boats, however they didn’t need to give the blokes from LADA an entire nuclear boat in order that they picked a number of the greatest diesel submarines, and this specific fairly boat that was inbuilt 1979 and.. bought it to LADA. Truly, this mannequin is the largest non-nuclear soviet and Russian submarine, so the Lada guys nonetheless acquired a reasonably big factor to play with.
However with the intention to make it look good for officers and regular folks, the Lada guys stated – “We’ll make a museum and this boat will be a centerpiece of the museum – this manner we might form of make all of it legit and would have the ability to have a U-boat and never appeal to an excessive amount of consideration”.
So the day got here they usually wanted to ship it. There was a little bit drawback – the LADA manufacturing unit was not in a coastal city. Truly, it’s the very continental city of Samara, which is about 1,000 kilometers from the closest large water just like the Black Sea. And greater than that, the boat was even not within the Black Sea however within the Baltic Sea, and it may take it a yr to get to the Black Sea – the closest one to LADAs hometown.
Nevertheless, Samara metropolis the place Lada is, is near the Volga river. The dangerous factor is that the river is fairly removed from the manufacturing unit. However Lada managers thought: in the event that they ship it by river to Samara then we’ll discover a strategy to pull it from water and ship it proper to our workplace – just a few few kilometers, not an issue!
To ensure that the boat to journey alongside rivers (as a substitute of the oceans) it was pumped with particular stuff like foam in order that it may float like a ball. Over 400 tons of arduous and liquid parts have been pumped in to it to make it float. Then it needed to cross 2,245 kilometers to succeed in the Lada workplace from a NAVY base close to Finland.
So the journey has started. At first the boat needed to cross St. Petersburg – at night time – the place all of the bridges are lifted in order that ships can go underneath them. To journey the Russian rivers, ships needed to cross the gateways the place the water stage is adjusted – in order that they crossed quite a lot of gateways or locks.
The humorous factor is that the LADA metropolis is within the South from St. Petersburg, however there isn’t any straight line to go from St. Petersburg to the large Russian rivers just like the Volga so first they needed to go nearly 400 kilometers North, a very totally different means than they wanted, to have the ability to attain Onega lake – the one from which you can begin stepping into Russian rivers. Have a look at it on map – its fairly far North.
Then lastly initially of the winter the boat reached Samara. Nevertheless it was already all snow and icy in all places, in order that they needed to depart it within the ice lined river till spring. The LADA managers have been eagerly awaiting its arrival.
Thus you’ll be able to see a u-boat in winter close to Lada metropolis.
Nevertheless the endurance of the managers disappeared as quickly as the primary spring solar appeared. They demanded to get the boat out of water and begin transferring it NOW. Shifting the place? Shifting to our LADA manufacturing unit! However, sirs, how? There is no such thing as a water close to your workplace? By floor! Ship it by floor. Like with FedEx floor or one thing!
So the puzzled staff began pulling the boat ashore.
It took quite a lot of effort. And there was nonetheless ice and snow.
However managers couldn’t wait any longer!
Managers have been coming to the location and preaching to the folks working – “Have a look at Egypt they constructed these loopy pyramids and you may’t pull just a bit submarine ashore!”
However they managed to do that. With the assistance of ropes, vans and coca cola.
And left it there. Till the snow melted.
After which like these Egyptians they needed to pull it a couple of kilometers over the fields and steppes to the workplace.
When lastly performed!
So right here is the Lada manufacturing unit and the boat. Good view from the window!
Due to the blokes for the images and should you prefer it – share it. Extra folks ought to know the way the U-boats journey by shore in Russia due to Lada and stuff!
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