Selfless commander pushes US warships out of our territorial waters
In Moscow, the legendary man of the Soviet and Russian fleet, Rear Admiral Vladimir Ivanovich Bogdashin, died due to the effects of covid. In 1988, he commanded the patrol ship Selfless, which, without using weapons, rammed the American American cruiser Yorktown out of the territorial waters of the USSR.
In a specialized Facebook group, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation named Rear Admiral Bogdashin “A man of incredible courage and honor, devoted to the profession of a naval sailor.” In 1974 he graduated from the P.S. Nakhimov Black Sea Higher Naval School. He served as an officer on warships of the Black Sea Fleet as commander of an anti-aircraft missile battery of the large anti-submarine ship “Nikolaev”, deputy commander of the 30th division of ships of the Black Sea Fleet.
Since 1983 – the commander of the patrol ship “Selfless”.
In 1988, the patrol ship “Selfless” under the command of Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Bogdashin drove a detachment of US warships out of Soviet territorial waters. At the same time, “Selfless” twice rammed the American cruiser with guided missile weapons “Yorktown”.
The Soviet ship repulsed the invasion of the USSR’s territorial waters by “a fireless battle.”
In 1990, Bogdashin graduated from the Naval Academy named after Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union N.G. Kuznetsov. Since 1991 – the commander of the anti-submarine cruiser Moskva, since 1996 – the commander of the missile cruiser Moskva. Since 1999, he served as Deputy Chief of the Central Command Post of the Russian Navy for Combat Control. Since 2007 – in stock.
In the comments, netizens called the rear admiral the pride of our Navy and Armed Forces,
“It’s a pity that such courageous and good people are leaving,” Alena Kozlovskaya wrote.
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