Black Sea Fleet


May 28, 2022

The Black Sea Fleet (Russian: Черноморский флот, Chernomorsky flot) is the fleet of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Azov Sea. Prince Potiomkin established the Black Sea Fleet on May 13, 1783. The fleet was transferred to the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, later the Soviet Union, in 1922 as part of the Soviet Navy. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991, most of the Black Sea fleet and ships were transferred to the Russian Federation. The headquarters and official headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet are located in Sevastopol. It is part of Ukraine by de jure, but part of Russia de facto. The remainder of the fleet and vehicles are located in various locations on the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, such as the Krasnodar Territory, Oblast. Rostov and Crimea The current commander of the Black Sea Fleet is Admiral Aleksandr Vitko, who has served since April 2013.


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