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Full Speed Ahead!

Posted on June 28, 2012 by team


As part of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum this four-mast bark moored for three days in the city. Some official events were held aboard the "Kruzenshtern". Not so many sailing ships remained in the world, so let's not miss a chance to see what's aboard this unique ship.

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The largest in the world training sailing ship moored at the English embankment of St. Petersburg.

Captain of the ship

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The sailing ship "Kruzenshtern" is a four-mast bark named after the famous Russian navigator Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (German: Adam Johann von Krusenstern). The vessel belongs to the port of Kaliningrad.

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Its length is 114 m, width - 14 m, mast height - 55 m over the deck, crew - 70 sailors, students of military schools - 130 persons, load displacement - 6400 tons.

The ship was built in 1926 in Germany and was initially named Padua, in 1946 it became the property of the USSR.

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"Kruzenshtern" was created as a windjammer, i.e. it jammed all the speed out of the wind. Sailing ships of this series were the fastest.

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In 1961 two auxiliary 8-cylinder 800 hp diesel engines were mounted on the ship and it ceased to be a typical windjammer. Now the sails are usually used for 1/3 of all the way.

Control cockpit

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Innovative equipment of "Kruzenshtern"

It has Internet connection too.

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And a chapel

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Canteen for the students, the food is rather tasty

Here the crew eat

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Here eat the key personnel

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There are some girls in the team

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In foreign ports "Kruzenshtern" is not only the territory of the Russian Federation but also the place where meet country governors, politicians, businessmen, representatives of the world naval community.

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VIP bedroom. Many famous politicians have been aboard the ship. Hugo Chavez, for example.

Bathroom

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And even a museum

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Presents from various countries

"Kruzenshtern" has repeatedly sailed to transatlantic and around-the-world expeditions.

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The bark has a responsible mission to represent Russia in the whole world!

Some more photos of the ship:

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Location: Saint Petersburg

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4 Responses to “Full Speed Ahead!”

  1. Daniel says:

    A superb ship!

  2. ptc says:

    Great. Former german ship, from former german harbour – used to represent Russia and to meet dictators – like Chavez. What a paradox. Does it mean Russia does not have own vessels, they must use these stolen elsewhere?

  3. vla says:

    stop crying- russians take good care of this ship. germany lost the war and must pay price of it.
    btw,chavez is great man. everything he is doing is good for his ppls.
    like vorontsevich said, diganose is russophobia combined with mainstream media brainwashing

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