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Russian Navy Fires On Its Own Village

By Wyatt Earp | May 30, 2009



The Russians are saying that is was a “mistake.” To quote Dr. Evil, “Riiiiight.”

MOSCOW – The Russian navy said on Friday that one of its anti-submarine ships had fired artillery at a village by mistake, state RIA news agency reported.

Now, unlike this man, I’m no expert in naval tactics, but shouldn’t anti-submarine ships be firing at submerged targets? I doubt there are any submarines driving the streets of St. Petersburg!

The navy said no-one had been injured when a small anti-submarine ship on Thursday opened fire on a village in the Vyborg region of St Petersburg.

“On the 28 May, a small anti-submarine ship from the Baltic fleet was working on a host of exercises in the gulf of Finland including artillery fire at aerial targets,” RIA quoted a navy spokesman as saying. “No-one was injured.” (H/T - )

The navy spokesman then added (under his breath), “I’ll bet this will be the last time Vyborg women ignore our romantic advances.”

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3 Responses to “Russian Navy Fires On Its Own Village”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    May 30th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Heh- Sounds like “somebody” missed an aerial target or two… I’d bet they were facing the “wrong” way when they took the practice shots and the fall was on land, NOT in the water where the safety zone was. One missed offset and wierd things happen… Heck, we had a DDG shoot down the A-6 that was TOWING the target a few years ago.

  2. Earl Says:
    May 31st, 2009 at 9:55 am

    All Navy ships like to have some kind of a deck gun, to fire salutes if nothing else, and submarines have been known to surface. Shelled a village, missed target by miles…. someone isn’t commanding now.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Old NFO - Oh my God. I guess that was a big “Oops!”

    Earl - Oh, he’s commanding . . . in Siberia.