AMCXXL wrote:Tsavo Lion wrote:Phantom pains: Ukraine recalls the glory of Nikolaev shipbuilding
Shipbuilding in Nilkolayev:
Up: Soviet Ukraine
Down: The new and modern Ukraine
Thanks to the construction of the Nibulon terminal, owned by Alexei Vadatursky, the wall of the Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant was cut. ChSZ possessed the longest wall for the construction of large ships, several hundred meters long. The Vadatursky terminal for receiving grain was built exactly in the middle of this wall and in fact forever deprived the ChSZ of the opportunity to even start thinking about building ships. Perhaps the fact that Alexander Wadatursky was allowed to become one of the largest grain traders in the West was connected with the destruction of this wall, ”says Shesler.
Yeah, I read about it... what a waste... do you believe it would be eventually possible in the future to dismantle the grain terminal and "repair" the dry dock, or it would be more expensive than starting from scratches?
I tend to believe that they did that because they knew that about half Nikolaev population sees Russia with a positive eye and did not want that, in case of a reunification Russia could get a large shipyard, even if long neglected, for free (like it was the case for Zaliv shipyard in Kerch, Crimea)