Replica of 300-Year-Old Frigate Arrives in Tallinn (1)

Replica of the Shtandart frigate Photo: Wikimedia Commons
5/28/2012 9:15 AM
Category: Culture

The replica of the 1703-era Shtandart frigate, the first vessel of Russia’s Baltic Sea Fleet, arrived in Tallinn on Sunday for the city's Old Town Days festival. 

The construction of the original Shtandart frigate was ordered by Peter the Great. The historic ship took part in the Great Northern War and a number of sea battles on the Gulf of Finland.

The replica vessel, constructed by a small group of sailing enthusiasts and volunteers in Russia, was launched in 1999 and is one of the most outstanding replica ships on the Baltic Sea. The ship is 34.2 meters long, almost seven meters wide and has three masts.

While records show that in 1703 there were around 120 crewmembers operating on the vessel, the replica is served by a team of 40 volunteers.

The frigate, which is docked at Admiralty Basin, will be open to the public from 10:00 to 21:00 on May 28, 29 and June 2. 


Ingrid Teesalu

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