Factory “Leninskaya Kuznya” (ship graveyard)

The steel plant was founded in 1862 and specialized in the production of iron castings, as well as machinery for distilleries, sugar factories and mills. In 1913, the production of tugboats was mastered. Until 1929, the Leninskaya Kuznitsa plant did not have a clear specialization, but after a large order received from the Dnieper River Shipping Company in 1929, a decision was made to expand production capacity and technically re-equip the enterprise. In 1930-1934, 22,000,000 rubles were allocated for this; the equipment for the plant was manufactured by the Moscow plant “Red Proletary”, the Leningrad “Krasny Putilovets” and the Gorky “Engine of Revolution”. In 1932, a new boiler shop of the plant with a volume of 100,000 square meters was built, and a shipyard was built on the Rybalsky Peninsula, which provided the ability to build up to 30 ships per year (including the one built here Zheleznyakov monitor, and before the start of the Great Patriotic War, destroyers were built).

In the summer of 1941, the Leninskaya Kuznya plant began repairing machine guns, artillery pieces and other weapons for the Soviet army; factory workers participated in the construction of fortifications and barricades. As the front line approached Kyiv, the main equipment was evacuated to the east, to the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, where the plant began producing military products. After the liberation of Kyiv, the company quickly mastered the repair of heavy tanks, and already in March 1944, the plant workers began to exceed the established labor productivity targets. The restoration of the plant was completely completed in 1950.

During the entire existence of the plant, medium-tonnage sea fishing vessels, multi-bucket dredgers and other dredgers, ship engines and boilers, and equipment for the chemical industry were produced here. At the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, more than 6,000 people worked at the Leninskaya Kuznya plant! As of 2018, there were less than 350 employees left… The plant mainly carries out commercial orders for the construction of various types of river and sea vessels, as well as government orders for the military industry (weapons, armored vehicles, and so on). On its territory and in the water area associated with the plant you can see abandoned boats, motor ships and various unfinished watercraft.

Where is the Leninskaya Kuznya plant (ship graveyard)?

Elektrikov Street, 26