The last Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Navy, Vladimir Chernavin, died
The last Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the USSR, Vladimir Chernavin, died at the age of 94 after a long illness. This was reported to TASS by the head of the apparatus of the club of Russian military leaders Nikolai Deryabin.
“On the night of March 17-18, Admiral of the Fleet Hero of the USSR Vladimir Nikolayevich Chernavin died in a military hospital after an illness at the age of 95. He was the last Commander-in-Chief of the USSR Navy," said Nikolai Deryabin.
As reported in Telegram channel "Star" with reference to the daughter of a military leader, Vladimir Chernavin died at half past one in the hospital. Farewell to him will take place on the territory of the military memorial in Mytishchi.
In 1962, under the command of Vladimir Chernavin, the K-21 submarine, for the first time in the history of the Russian fleet, made an autonomous voyage lasting 50 days and worked out the technique of under-ice navigation and surfacing in a polynya in the waters of the Arctic.
In 1966, Vladimir Chernavin headed the marching headquarters of the transoceanic transition of two nuclear-powered ships, K-116 and K-133, from the Northern to the Pacific Fleet: for the first time in the history of the Soviet fleet, ships traveled 25 thousand miles in a month and a half without surfacing . He received the rank of Admiral of the Fleet in 1983.
Vladimir Chernavin became Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Navy in November 1985. He was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.