Tag Archives: Nuclear Submarine

A-Z April Challenge – X Marks The Spot, Balaclava

The eX-nuclear submarine base in Balaclava in the Crimea was such a secret that the town of Balaclava did not appear on maps and even the families of engineers, scientists & technicians who worked there had no idea that the base existed! The facility is built into the cliff face and was hidden from the […]

The Nuclear Submarine Base, Balaclava, Crimea

This account was from 2011. Balaclava, Ukraine Having suffered an excruciating arrival into Sevastopol by overnight bus from Odessa followed by a stressful two hours trying to secure train tickets to Lviv a few days hence and finally taking 90 minutes to find a hotel with vacancies, we would finally have a fabulous treat in […]

NUCLEAR SUBMARINE – MY FOURTEENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

I have never been on a nuclear sub (the foxtrot was non-nuclear), but during one travel experience I certainly imagined that I had. The occasion was a visit to Balaclava submarine base in the Crimea, then very much part of Ukraine. We toured the once secret venue that used to house the Soviet nuclear submarine […]