A photo of the Russian Samum ship being towed to port after the SeaBaby drone strike appeared online
A photo showing the Russian Samum small missile ship hit by a SeaBaby drone being towed into port appeared online. It is no longer able to sail on its own, although the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that "the attack was repelled."
The date when the photo was taken is unknown, but the network claims that the photo was taken after the attack of the SeaBaby. The day before, OBOZREVATEL's sources in the Security Service of Ukraine reported that the drone hit the rear right side of the missile carrier, which was heavily damaged and lost its momentum.
As a result, the Russian military had to tow the Samum for repairs with a large trim to the stern (difference between bow and stern draft - Ed.) and a roll to the starboard side.
It was hit on September 14 near the entrance to Sevastopol Bay. The SSU used an experimental model of a surface marine drone capable of operating in a storm and hiding behind high waves. The wave height reached 1.5-2 meters during the special operation.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- The attack on the Samum with a surface drone was confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry. Howevery, they said it was allegedly repelled. The SSU, in turn, said that a Sea Baby surface drone was used against the Russian missile carrier.
- On September 13, a shipyard of the Russian occupiers was attacked in occupied Sevastopol, damaging two vessels: the Rostov-on-Don missile submarine and the Minsk large amphibious assault ship, which were undergoing repairs in a dry dock.
- According to Sky News, Ukraine hit them with British Storm Shadow cruise missiles.
- On the night of September 14, SSU and Navy counterintelligence destroyed a $1.2 billion Russian S-400 Triumph Air Defense system near Yevpatoria. Drones and Neptune missiles were used to hit the target.
- On the morning of September 14, the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit two Vasily Bykov patrol ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the southwestern part of the Black Sea, where the enemy was on combat duty.
- According to British intelligence, Russia's attempts to restore the ships that were catastrophically damaged will take many years and hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition, removing the wreckage from dry docks will put them out of commission for many months. The loss of the Rostov ship also deprived the Black Sea Fleet of one of its four submarines capable of carrying cruise missiles.
- All the bases of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are now "under threat", which was a serious step towards the de-occupation of Crimea. Read more about this in the article.