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Remember that Floating Dry Dock?? lol

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Fraucha:
https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-navy-may-scrap-its-only-aircraft-carrier.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1IzQvRjC_NLS6WXYTJ3oSemTknuFLBRAXDlrya6-Qd_-qIDlX82FFgf30

AkMike:
If I recall the story correctly...  Russia stole the ship from Ukraine's hands after the fall of the USSR and kept it.

 That'll teach them to steal junk.   ::) ::) ::) ::)   The 'sister' ship, (partially completed hull) was sold to China.

David Rochlin:
The old carrier was mainly a prop for the sake of the limited prestige of having a semi-derelict aircraft carrier.  The military significance was that it was a drain on the Russian treasury, which was a good thing. 
   The Drydock is more important, because it means there are only one or two drydock facilities Russia has left to service the largest Russian submarines. 

Fraucha:

--- Quote from: David Rochlin on 00:59 07-Apr-2019 ---The old carrier was mainly a prop for the sake of the limited prestige of having a semi-derelict aircraft carrier.  The military significance was that it was a drain on the Russian treasury, which was a good thing. 
   The Drydock is more important, because it means there are only one or two drydock facilities Russia has left to service the largest Russian submarines.

--- End quote ---

Well now that the dry dock is sitting under 165 feet of water it looks like things are looking up! So to speak.

Jay:
I fixed the title for you ! :)

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