A few hours ago, some sources published an alleged photos of the cruiser Moscow after being hit by anti-ship missiles.
The silhouette of the stern of the ship in the photos corresponds to the silhouette of the stern of the Moskva cruiser.
More than half of the ship is missing or invisible in the photos, at least from the midship frame to the bow.
The sea roughness in the photos is consistently close to the weather conditions at the time of the incident.
Assuming that the photos are authentic, this means that there was earlier destruction of the ship’s structure and the entire front part sank or severely damaged, while the remainder from the centre to the stern maintained buoyancy. If there was a detonation of the main missile payload, it is difficult to imagine such a picture.
UPDATE: Or do we see the front of the ship completely smoke-filled. In any case, the versions stated below have the right to exist, with the correction that the 3rd version becomes on a par with the two main ones.
The SF reader’s comment: “I actually don’t think it’s fake. To me, these pictures are consistent with the prevailing narrative, that there was a fire/explosion in the forward gun magazine.
If the smoke is thick enough it can cover the silhouette of the forward part of the ship to make it appear as though it is not there. In the second picture where the smoke has cleared, the forward part of the ship is visible.”
This leaves two main versions, either the observed picture is the result of a submarine attack, or these photos are fake.
There certainly remains a third version, that Neptune anti-ship missiles miraculously and precisely hit the cruiser’s waterline area in the vicinity of the main missile ammunition depot without causing its detonation.
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- UPDATE. Russian Ministry Of Defence: The Cruiser Moskva Sunk