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Botik of Peter the Great

Categories / Army. Navy/Baltic Fleet

BOTIK OF PETER THE GREAT, botik (little boat) named “The St. Nicholas,” constructed in England in the 1640s, had belonged to the grandfather of Tsar Peter the Great, boyar N.I. Romanov. It was discovered by Peter in 1688 in the village of Izmailovo by Moscow, restored and repaired by craftsman K. Brandt. Aboard the boat, Peter mastered the basics of sailing. In 1701-22 the botik was reposited in Moscow Kremlin, in May 1723 transported to St. Petersburg, where on 30-31.5.1723 in a great pomp the boat was celebrated as the Grandfather of the Russian fleet. 11.8.1723 aboard the botik, Emperor Peter the Great held a review of the ships of the Baltic Fleet. From 1723 the botik was kept in the Kronverk of Peter and Paul Fortress, and from 1761 it was kept on the territory of the fortress in a special pavilion - Boat House (Botny Dom) (1762-65, architect A. F. Wist), in 1928-40 the boat was moved to Peterhof, from September 1940 it has been exhibited in the Military Naval Museum.

A. N. Lukirsky.

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Baltic Fleet
Kronverk (Crownwork)
Central Military and Naval Museum


Central Military and Naval Museum

MILITARY AND NAVAL MUSEUM, Central Museum of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (4 Birzhevaya Square), one of Russia's oldest museums. It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1709 as Model Chamber

Naval monuments

NAVAL MONUMENTS. St. Petersburg is the cradle of the Russian Navy, which explains the large number of monuments related to the history and eminent naval figures, beginning with its founder Peter the Great. The Boat House in St