The patch is a black triangular heraldic shield with an arc plate at the top.
In the shield there is a golden anchor interwoven with a rope of soaring wings. The anchor with a red star was the small emblem of the Soviet Navy. The soaring wings symbolize the speed and efficiency of execution of the tasks.
Seven red five-pointed stars in the upper part of the shield mean seven major ships in the squadron. At the bottom of the sleeve patch there are three unsheathed swords – the symbol of the three major tasks performed:
a) to search and track foreign submarines and ships, being ready to destroy them;
b) to protect own shipping and break the enemy’s lines of communication;
c) to ensure the deployment of Russian submarines in the areas of combat mission.
The inscription on the arc plate of the sleeve patch reads: “THE NORTHERN FLEET SQUADRON”.
In 1967 – 1971 four operational squadrons of the USSR Navy were established. The area of responsibility of the 7th Squadron was the Atlantic Ocean.
During the Cold War the main combat adversary of the 7th squadron in the Atlantic Ocean was the 2nd Operational Fleet of the US Navy.
The squadron consisted of a brigade of destroyers, anti-submarine, missile and amphibious ships.
The seven major ships of the squadron are: the missile cruiser “Murmansk”, destroyers “Byvaly” (Experienced), “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, “Nesokrushimy” (Adamantine), “Ozhivlyonny” (Lively), “Skromny” (Modest), “Soznatelny” (Conscious).
The squadron was disbanded on November 30, 2005. Its ships and units were transferred under the command of other structures of the Northern Fleet.