Jumping ahead a few decades, the first western-made big ship is almost ready to enter Albanian serivce, Damen Stan patrol 4207. First Albanian-made military ship is also going to start construction soon, as 3 more of these will be build at Pasha Liman naval base in Albania
and fitting out
Navy in the past
Submarines on patrol
Hochuan Torpedo boat
The first torpedo boats from USSR
In Sazan island
Kronshtadt class gunboat
some sort of minelayer in the early 60s
1957 Albanian submarines along with a Soviet ship, at the time when the Soviets were also based at Pasha Liman. The Soviet submarine tneder was transfered to Albanian service and named "Tomori"
Poluchat-1 next to a Shanghai
The two Albanian Kronshtadt
Maybe, its not my picture.That's a Hellenic Navy Marine of the Balkan Wars era.
1936, Saranda and Vlora gunships, based in Durres
Iliria royal yacht, 1940
Two T-43s at Durres
1993, first joint excercise with US Navy
with the officers kids
throwing depth charges
Two J-6s and two torpedo boats
well Jna used a red star Albanian army used red star, khmm what if yougoslavia invided Albania how they got to known who is who?
I like the interwar uniforms of royal Albania - look very sharp, but I don't think Albanian sailor was the first WW2 victim. If we are to look at axis countries, the first hostilities began with invasion of Carpatho-Ukraine by the Hungarian forces in 1938.
Thanks for this great navy pics (and the other photos, of course)!
1994 Navy, the first western types enter service, mostly small patrol boats from US and Italy for Coast Guad duties.
MkIII patrol boats from US
Super Speranza class from Italy
Based at former submarine pen at Porto Romano naval base
Kepi i Palit base near Durres, showing different types
Italian CP249. This particular boat was transfered to Albanian service only a couple of weeks ago
ex-Italian landing craft, used as a mobile electrical generator
The yard at Pasha Liman base, where the three Damen Stan 4207 boats will be build
on board one of the T-43s
The submarines today, they havn't sailed since 1996
Also, regarding the picture that's supposed to show "Greek POWs", I too must say, that it's more than obvious, that the people shown, are in no case Greek Army members, probably though communist insurgents during the retreat, that followed their final defeat.
Last edited by George_nkl; 07-12-2008 at 11:11 AM.
20's 30's well that's great time i'm thinkig what we are do if we linving on this time
Last edited by proscriptor; 07-27-2008 at 06:38 AM.