|Photographer:||Michael Martin [View profile]||Title:||AKADEMIK SERGEY KOROLYOV||Added:||Jun 09, 2006|
|Location:||St John's, Canada|
||Special Purpose Ships|
|This is [i]Akademek Sergey Korolev[/i], a Russian spaceflight tracking vessel that was visiting St. John's, Newfoundland in 1988 when I took this photo.
It was built at Chernomorsky Shipyard, Nikolayev in 1970, completed in 1971.
Much thanks to Pekka Laakso and Morten Jensen for their much appreciated research.
[Actually, I'm not quite sure if it was 1988 when I took this photo...but I tried digging back unsuccessfully online for some info in local papers but until someone else remembers differently, I'll stick with 1988]