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The Blue Ship by Kooskia The Blue Ship by Kooskia
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After a guy told me to try again warship's drawing i did this..

It's about the soviet Leader Destroyer Tashkent during the WWII, it was a famous ship of the Black Sea.
A lone unit, first and only one of her never completed class, the Tashkent was a modern unit of Italian building.
It was famous also for her particular colour that give her the nick-names of Blue Ship, Blu Beauty and Blue Cruiser.

During the first siege of Sevastopol, the Tashkent did an incredible work, evacuating thousends of civilians and saving them from the Nazi massacres.
She sailed for 27 000 miles, escorted without loss of 17 different transports, carried 19 300 people, and supplied
2 538 tons of ammunition, food and other goods into Sevastopol.
The ship did also 100 different bombing operation against the Nazi, destroying 6 batteries and one airfield.
13 enemy aircraft were shot down during the operations and during the night of 18 September 1941 she was attacked by a pair of Rumenian motor torpedo boat.
This art it's about this battle, one torpedo hit the Tashkent but failed to detonate, the reaction's fire destroyed one attacking boat.

During one last voyage she was attacked many times by the Luftwaffe and damaged, she still managed to reach the harbour and remained there.
When the the Nazi occupied the city, they did other damagesat the abandoned ship, and when Soviet finally recovered her, she was too damaged for being repaired.
The guns were saved, but the hull was scrapped.

She was of the most honoured and glorious ships of the Soviet Navy in the Black Sea during the war.

PLEASE, IF YOU FAVE IT, COMMMENT IT !
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DAVIDE76 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Ottimo lavoro compagno :salute:
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BooksAndBagels Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a beautiful story of true persistence :heart:
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