The Leningrad Naval Base is part of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy.
The Naval base was created on the basis of Order No. 117 as of March 15, 1919 of the Baltic Sea Fleet. The Naval Forces of Petrograd were transformed by the order into the Petrograd Naval Base.
The Petrograd, then the Leningrad naval base has since that time been sometimes abolished, reformed and again created.
In the summer of 1919, the crews of torpedo boats Gavril and Azard, and also the submarine Pantera under Aleksandr Bakhtin's command scored the first successes ('kills') for the base, sinking the submarine and the destroyer HMS Vittoria of the British Royal Navy.
During the Great Patriotic War from the headquarters of the naval educational institutions and fleet units a sea defence of Leningrad and Lake area headquarters was created. About 100,000 military seamen fought on the Leningrad front. In 1941-1944 naval vessels of this base participated in carrying out of landing operations in