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Kara sea / Belukha island lighthouse
L9462

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Constructed in memory of crew of the USSR icebreaker Sibiryakov. On August 25, 1942 she was sunk after an unequal fight with Kriegsmarine heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer about 10 miles north the island. Sibiryakov was armed only with several 76-mm and 45-mm guns and was no match for the pocket battleship with 280-mm main guns. However radio transmission from A. Sibiryakov before and during 1-hour battle alerted east and west bound Russian convoys, allowing them to avoid the area. Most crew and civilians died in battle or went down with the ship. 22 were captured by the Germans. Only one sailor reached Beluha island and was picked up 35 days later. In total only 15 crew members survived the war.
Author of the photo: Sergey Shulinin

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Album name:mitko / Arctic coast of Russia
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1967
Height of the tower, m:18 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:45
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Long flashing, 8s, flash 2s, eclipse 6s, white
Range, nm:11 nm
Any other comments:Operates during navigation period. General warning mark
Coordinates (in any format):76 2.9680 N 91 26.5962 E
Displayed:90 times
Date added:Nov 30, 2014
DateTime Original:2014:09:21 14:21:59
Keywords:Kara sea ; Russia ; Taymyr Peninsula
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