“Poltava” sailing ship was being constructed in 1712 with the personal participation of Peter the Great himself. It became the first battleship ever made in Saint-Petersburg. The ship was named after the victory of Russian troops over the Swedes in the Battle of Poltava. Since then the ship was in use for 20 years more, in 1732 it was finally scrapped.
In 2013 Mr. Miller and “Gazprom” company jointly decided to reconstruct the first large battleship to present it to public in late 2019. The wooden vehicle is just the same as that very ship of Peter I made in 1712. Everything was done in strict accordance with drawings and descriptions.
Captain of the ship Maxim participated in the construction
The body was made from oak
The ship was painted red in order fighters would not be afraid of blood. They also had buckets full of sand to cover pools of blood.
The ship is 47 meters high and 40 meters wide. It used to be one of the biggest Russian ship back then.
No nails, only bolts.
Anchor was raised by 8 persons, it was a tought job.