Russian expedition recovers unique naval gun from Kerch Strait

Russian expedition recovers unique naval gun from Kerch Strait

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A 76 mm anti-aircraft naval gun from aboard a Soviet gunboat, BK-73, which sank during World War II, was recovered on Wednesday from the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, TASS reports.

The recovery was done by members of a search party under the umbrella of the Russian Defense Ministry, the head of the party, Andrei Taranov told reporters.

The search for ships sunken during World War II in the Black Sea and the Kerch Strait began on July 19.

“In the course of the works, the expedition found a naval gun, the fragments of plating and the post the gun had been attached to,” he said. “The gun itself is in a good condition and we’ll install it in Patriot Park in Kerch after restoration.”

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