Today, the main base of the Northern Fleet (NF) — Severomorsk commander of the Northern Fleet led by Admiral Vladimir Korolev inaugurated a monument "in honor of the courage and heroism of NF." The monument, created on the initiative of the SF Command, memorialized the seamen who have dedicated their lives for the construction and development of the Navy (Navy) and the Russian Federation Council.
On the eve of Russian Navy Day, honoring the sailors SF, who stood at the origins of its formation and development, was unveiled monument "In honor of the courage and heroism of NF."
The opening ceremony of the memorial was attended by representatives of the command SF, Severomorsk administration, veterans of war and navy, military compounds SF.
The courage and heroism at all times distinguish seamen. During the Second World War, more than 48 thousand soldiers of the fleet were awarded orders and medals, and 85 became Heroes of the Soviet Union, and the pilot Boris Safonov, katernik Alexander Shabalin and investigator Victor Leonov awarded the title twice.
12 ships, units and Navy were the Guards, 47 — are awarded medals, 14 honorary title.
After the war, Severomorsk continued the glorious traditions of courageous service to the country and the people. New feats sailors began voyages crews of nuclear submarines, ballistic missile launches from the North Pole. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the highest state award was given to 41 military SF.
Today, the Northern Fleet are worthy successors traditions of the older generations of NF. Only during the period of the history of the Russian Federation Council severomortsev 30 soldiers were awarded the title of Hero of Russia. For the first time in the modern history of our country, the ship of the Navy — a heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser "Peter the Great" — awarded the Order of Nakhimov.