#11188 Technical base of arms. Gadzhievo.
The naval base Skalisty, also known as Gadzhievo, is located west of the Murmansk fjord, some 120 kilometers (80 miles) from the Norwegian border. The naval installation at Gadzhievo consists of two bases. One is located in Sayda Bay at the town of Gadzhievo, the other one is situated at Olenya Bay. The facility at Gadzhievo was taken into use in 1956 as a base for diesel-powered submarines. Nuclear submarines have been stationed here since 1963. This naval facility in Gadzhievo serves as a base for Delta and Akula class submarines. This navy base is one of the largest in the Northern Fleet.