Drawings of the imperial yacht Transport - Royal.
Drawings of the imperial yacht Transport - Royal. Copies of archival drawings from the Central Naval Museum of St. Petersburg.
This set of drawings (4 sheets in total) were found in the archive of the Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg. According to these drawings, several models were built, including masters Alexei Baranov (on a scale of 1:32) and Narim Maygeldinov (on a scale of 1:48). These models are presented on the website in the “ship models” section. Drawings do not have precise scaling and are intended only for experienced modellers. You can purchase these drawings on digital and paper media.
The history of the yacht.
Peter I on the yacht "Royal Transport" made four voyages, but perhaps there were many more. The first swimming took place on the Thames. In one of the last, April 20, 1698, Peter I visited the seaside Chatham fortress with its extensive shipyard, and after inspecting the stocks and arsenal and visiting three British ships stationed in the Chatham harbor, on April 23 he left for the shores of Holland.
After the king left the yacht, she went to the raid of the Dutch island of Texel, where, together with a caravan of transport ships with an English crew under the command of Captain Wilhelm Ripley, went to Arkhangelsk. Upon arrival there on June 3, 1698, the yacht was ranked as the White Sea Flotilla. In July, by order of Peter I, made by him in a letter from England, sent back in March 1698, a failed attempt was made to transfer the yacht along rivers, lakes, and where it was drawn, to the south of Russia for inclusion in the Azov fleet.
In August 1702, Peter I sailed for the last time on the yacht Royal Transport from Arkhangelsk to the village of Nyuchcha, calling at the Solovetsky Monastery. From Nyuhchi began the famous "Gosudarev Road" from the White Sea to Lake Onega. In the spring of 1715, Peter I ordered his yacht to be transferred to the Baltic. On August 24, 1715 Royal Transport left Arkhangelsk. In September 1715, during a cruel storm, the yacht died in the Kattegat strait in the area of the Swedish port of Gothenburg.