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Kruzenstern - first Russian to sail around the world
« on: November 19, 2010, 08:07:57 AM »
240 years since the birth of Ivan Kruzenstern circum navigator. Incidentally, the name of the head of the first Russian world expedition is a now sailing vessel.
The name of the head of the first Russian world expedition is now a sailing vessel. Bark "Kruzenshtern "- one of the largest in Russia and in the world in ships of its class. Four-masted sailing ship built in 1926 in Germany, gave the name of "Padua". The vessel belonged to the famous series "The Flying P Line" - the name of the ship begins with the letter "P". These sailboats serviced flights from Europe to Latin America, considered the most high-speed in its class. After World War II in the series a whole there is only one ship was left - Padua. It was transferred to the Soviet Union and changed its name to "Krusenstern". Barque now assigned to the port of Kaliningrad, is used to train sailors and regularly participates in regattas. Sailboat "Kruzenstern "as well as the sailor, whose name it bears, made round the world trip.