11 September 2003
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(Acting) COMMANDER --- SIMONENKO, Sergey, V-Adm (Interfax, 11 Sep 03).
? --- SUCHKOV,
Gennady, Vice-Admiral, appointed (Moscow TV6, 5 Dec 01).
"MOSCOW. Sept 11 (Interfax-AVN) - Russian President Vladimir
Putin has temporarily dismissed Northern Fleet Commander Admiral Gennadiy
Suchkov on Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov's recommendation, the Kremlin press
service told Interfax on Thursday. Previous media reports said that Suchkov
had been suspended" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 11 Sep 03). Suchkov's removal was "in connection
with the deaths of the crew of the K-159 submarine in the Barents Sea on 30
August, Russian navy Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Kuroyedov has said" (Interfax,
11 Sep 03).
· [Previous Commander POPOV, Vyacheslav Alekseyevich, Adm (ORT1, 10 Aug 00; Agentstvo
voyennykh novostey, 27
was relieved following the Kursk investigation.(<utro.ru> 03 Dec
· 1st Nuclear Submarine Flotilla
· 3rd Nuclear Submarine Flotilla
Naval Aviation Division
· 7th Nuclear Submarine Division
· Belomorsk naval base
· Combat Training Directorate
· Kola Flotilla
· Ostrovnoy Submarine Base
· Rear Services
· SSBN "Borisoglebsk"
· Severomorsk Naval Base
· SSBN "Kareliya"
· SSBN "Verkhoturye"
· Vidyaevo Submarine Garrison
- [Following the report of the
Procurator General investigating the sinking of the KURSK, the following
were simultaneously relieved of duty and/or reprimanded:
- Northern Fleet
- Vice-Admiral Oleg
Burtsev, commander of the Northern Fleet's submarine flotilla;
- Rear-Admiral Valeriy
Filatov, the flotilla's chief of staff;
- Rear-Admiral Mikhail
Kuznetsov, commander of a division;
- Captain First Rank
Viktor Kobelev, deputy commander of a division;
- Vice-Admiral Yuriy
- Rear-Admiral Vladimir
- Captain First Rank
- [Chiefs of Northern
Fleet directorates --- Rear
Admiral Farit Zinnatullin, deputy commander of a flotilla;
- Captain First Rank Ruben
Karakhanov, commander of a Northern Fleet unit <utro.ru> 03 Dec
- Vice Admiral Nikolay
- Rear Admiral Gennadiy
- Rear Admiral Valeriy Panferov
<utro.ru> 03 Dec 01)].
DOBROSKOCHENKO, Vladimir, V-Adm
(Interfax, 05 Nov 00; Versiya, 16 Jun 03).
Deputy Commander (Armaments and Weapons Maintenance): SMOLYAKOV,
Anatoliy, V-Adm (Agentsvo voyennykh
novostey, Jan 00;
V-Adm, AVN, 8 Jun 00).
Military Procurator --- MULOV,
Vladimir, Maj-Gen (Íîâîñòè-online (Ðåãèîí-Èíôîðì-Ìîñêâà), 4 Oct 02).
Chief of Staff --- SIMONENKO, Sergey, V-Adm (Channel One TV,
9 Sep 03).
Deputy Chief of Staff --- TREGUBOV, Oleg, R-Adm (Krasnaya
Zvezda, 30 May 02).
- [The previous Chief of Staff --- MOTSAK,
Mikhail, V-Adm (Agentsvo voyennykh
novostey, 26 Oct 00), (Rossiyskaya Gazeta 02 Jun 01). was relieved following the Kursk
investigation.(<utro.ru> 03 Dec 01).]
Commander of an UI SSBN Formation --- POLOZHIY, Ivan
Viktorovich, R-Adm (Krasnaya Zvezda, 18 Sep 01).
Nuclear Submarine Flotilla
Nuclear Submarine Flotilla
- [Based at Yagelnaya bay of
the Kola peninsula, (Agentsvo
voyennykh novostey, 24 Apr 02).
Commander: SIMONENKO, Sergey, V-Adm (Agentsvo voyennykh novostey,
- (Morskoy Sbornik, Nov 02).
Nuclear Submarine Division
Deputy Commander: POVEDENOK, Leonid, Capt 1st Rank (RG, 12Sep00)
Separate Kirkenes Red Banner Naval Infantry Brigade
the formation consists of 8 separate units and 13 separate subunits.) (Krasnaya Zvezda, 8 May 03)
Commander --- KLIMOV, Nikolay Ivanovich, Col (Krasnaya Zvezda, 8 May 03).
Commander --- POPOV, Viktor, Maj-Gen (Interfaks 6 Aug 02).
- [According to Izvestiya's
information this is a Northern Fleet base where superannuated nuclear
submarines are stationed (Izvestiya 28 Dec 01).]
Northern Fleet Training Center (ITAR-TASS, 15 May
Chief -- Kuznetsov, V., Rear-Admiral (Morskoy Sbornik, Nov
Chief --- AGAFONOV, Valeriy, R-Adm (Krasnaya Zvezda, 17 Jan
Administrative Territorial Entity) Submarine Base
active submarine base at the settlement of Gremikha on the Kola
Peninsula. Now used for storage of
19 written off submarines (NTV 9 Jul 01).
UI Mixed Forces Division [Kola Flotilla]
Commander --- KRYSOV, Yuriy, R-Adm (Krasnaya Zvezda 5 Apr
Chief --- Val'skiy, V., Colonel of Medical Service (Morskoy
Sbornik, Nov 02).
Chief --- Mezenov, S., Colonel of Justice (Morskoy Sbornik,
Rear Services [Northern
Chief of Staff --- BAGLAYEV, Anatoliy, R-Adm (Krasnaya
Zzvezda, 19 Sep 01).
voyennykh novostey, 05Apr00)
- Project 667-BDRM, built at Northern
Machinebuilding Enterprise, Severodvinsk, Sep 1986. Summer 1996: left for
extended under-ice cruise and surfaced at the North Pole on 14 June. (Agentsvo
voyennykh novostey, 06Apr00)
- [Previous Commander was
BANNYKH, Mikhail, Capt 1st Rank
(Agentsvo voyennykh novostey, 06Apr00).]
Commander: YELEZOV, Nikolay, Capt 1st Rank (Agentsvo
voyennykh novostey, 06 Apr 00)
667-BDRM, commissioned in December 1984.
Carried out seven combat patrol missions. Completed six-year repairs at
the Zvezdochka State Machine-Building Enterprise in 2000. (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 5 Jun 01).]
Commander --- Bannykh, Mikhail, Colonel (Agentstvo Voyennykh
Novostey 5 Jun 01).
headed the submarine Karelia (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 5 Jun 01).]
Vidyaevo Submarine Garrison
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