MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, said: “Today, on July 16, the 54-gun battleship Poltava (a copy of the ship of the same name of the Peter the Great era) made the transition to the water area of the Neva, where it moored in the very center of the city on the roadstead between Dvortsovy and Troitsky bridges according to the plan placement of ships of the Main Naval Parade. The task of towing the sailing ship was carried out by tugs of a detachment of supply vessels of the Leningrad Naval Base “
The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy also emphasized that Poltava has been an important element of the historical (retrospective) part of the Main Naval Parade for a number of years. “The ship perfectly illustrates part of the history of the Russian fleet, which turns 325 this year,” said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
The first battleship of the Baltic Fleet The 54-gun battleship of the 4th rank “Poltava” was recreated at the historic shipyard “Poltava” in St. Petersburg, which is the only enterprise in Russia associated with the historical and modern sailing fleet. The ship began to be built in 2013.
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