The entire fleet was scuttled here in 1918 by the order of Lenin.
In winter, 1973, a ship was staying at berth. It iced up all over and sank in a moment at a wind blow. A half of the crew barely got saved.
The “Curse” of Admiral Pavel Nakhimov
In the 1930s Admiral Nakhimov ordered to drown all ships in order to block the enemy from entering the Sevastopol harbor. Since then all named after him ships sink for unknowable reasons.
Brightly sparkling with lights the passenger liner “Admiral Nakhimov” left Novorossiysk port at 10 o’clock in the evening. Just in several minutes after departure she collided with a huge cargo ship “Pyotr Vasev” and in eight minutes sank along with the passengers and the crew. The incident occurred in flat calm sea and at excellent visibility. Two experienced divers died while examining the wreck. Since then search operations on this ship have been forbidden.
Many anomalous phenomena occur in Novorossiysk itself too.