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Monumen Kapal Selam

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Not exactly the first thing you expect to see walking around the downtown streets of Surabaya, the Monumen Kapal Selam has a single exhibit—the Pasopati 410—a Russian Whiskey class submarine.

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A clear sign of a time when Indonesia and (the then) USSR had considerably closer relations, the Pasopati was built in Vladivostok in 1952—one of twelve submarines supplied to Indonesia by the Soviet Union. This one was transferred to the Indonesian navy in 1962, where it remained in active service until 1990. Some accounts mention it seeing active service during the Battle of the Arafura Sea, but given that took place in January 1962, it must have been a baptism of fire for the vessel as records suggest it was delivered from Russia that ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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