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A beautiful four-masted barque with the name Kruzenshtern is now in the port of Patras. Spent something like 5 hours there admiring and taking ph… Read More
A beautiful four-masted barque with the name Kruzenshtern is now in the port of Patras. Spent something like 5 hours there admiring and taking photos ..a real beauty...This is my interpertation. A new collection Commander_I ----------------------------------- The Kruzenshtern or Krusenstern (Russian: Барк Крузенштерн) is a four-masted barque and tall ship that was built in 1926 at Geestemünde in Bremerhaven, Germany as the Padua (named after the Italian city). She was surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770–1846). She is now a Russian Navy sail training ship. Of the four remaining Flying P-Liners, the former Padua is the only one still in use, mainly for training purposes, with her home ports in Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg) and Murmansk. After the Sedov, another former German ship, she is the largest traditional sailing vessel still in operation. Read Less
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