G-5 MTB found and raised off Sevastopol

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G-5 MTB found and raised off Sevastopol

Post by Juha Tompuri » 21 Mar 2020 09:07

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Re: G-5 MTB found and raised off Sevastopol

Post by Interbellum » 21 Mar 2020 22:55

Very good that they found and raised off an interesting example of G-5 MTB (I am sure on 99% that this is TKA-61 built in 1935 which sank in Sevastopol harbor 15.06.1942 during the last Axis offensive, after collision with border patrol motor boat SKA-0133 at night under enemy fire when they tried to evacuate the last defenders from the North harbor; SKA-0133 survived), also in a one of the most WWII extremelly hard and glorious places - Sevastopol, and close to 75th anniversary of the Victory. But very bad that naval guys broke the damaged by collision MTB in half during rising operation (they should know that aluminium hull is extremelly subjected to electrochemical corrosion in sea water, for instance, 1930-s Soviet naval instructions recommended to wash the G-5's hull with the fresh water after every return to base to avoid its corrosion!).....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSQCC3XEtk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxoTeGfJ2aU

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Re: G-5 MTB found and raised off Sevastopol

Post by OldBill » 04 Apr 2020 03:13

Thanks for this and the videos, it's always a pleasure to see history being reclaimed.

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Re: G-5 MTB found and raised off Sevastopol

Post by Juha Tompuri » 06 Apr 2020 21:12

Interbellum wrote:
21 Mar 2020 22:55
they should know that aluminium hull is extremelly subjected to electrochemical corrosion in sea water,
Duralumin, IIRC.

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