C-56, the Memorial Guards Submarine (Мемориальная Гвардейская Краснознамённая подводная лодка С-56, г. Владивосток)

C-56 (medium) – the diesel-electric attack submarine floated out in 1939 in Vladivostok. The submarine joined the Pacific Fleet in 1941.

Memorial Submarine Museum S-56 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai in Russia.

C-56 in tandem with submarines the C-51, C-54, and the C-55 had passed from the Pacific Ocean to the North pulled through two oceans and nine seas – the Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Caribbean Sea, Sargasso Sea, North Sea, Greenland Sea, Norwegian Sea, and the Barents Sea. During the passage, the submarine covered 16,700 geographical miles (almost 31,000 km).

The submarine C-56 is the most effective Soviet submarine in World War Two. At the same time, more than 3 thousand bombs have dropped on the vessel; the C-56 was announced lost 19 times.

The C-56 through the North Passage turned back to Vladivostok, so it became the first circumnavigated submarine in the Soviet Union.

In honor of 30 anniversary of the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945 the C-56 was mounted near the Headquarter of the Pacific Fleet on the sea-front in Vladivostok as a memorial submarine.

Several compartments in the submarine are original, and accessible for visiting. The exposition about the submerged forces of the Pacific Fleet occupies another part of the C-56 submarine.

Open hours and price

Daily from 10 to 17.30

How to get to the Memorial Guards Submarine C-56

Vladivostok, Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya Ulitsa, 100 m from the crossing with Svetlanovskiy Pereulok

In the Russian language – Владивосток, ул. Корабельная Набережная


C-56, the Memorial Guards Submarine website in the Russian language

We recommend visiting nearby

The Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region – 1 km walking

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