© Nigel ScuttRussian Fleet in the Dover Strait

Admiral Kuznetsov, Peter the Great and a few others….

A Russian naval task force believed to be heading to Syria passed through the Channel on Friday 21st October 2016.

The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov (063) (Wikipedia: Admiral Kuznetsov), Kirov Class battlecruiser Peter the Great (099) (Wikipedia: Pyotr Velikiy) and their accompanying contingent of seven ships, (including Severomorsk (619) and Vice Admiral Kulakov (626) (Wikipedia: Udaloy Class Destroyer) is understood to be sailing for the Syrian coast to take part in the assault on Aleppo. Separately, two Russian ships are heading north from Portugal to join up with the task-force.

The Fleet were shadowed by HMS Duncan (D37) (Wikipedia: HMS Duncan)


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