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Soviet marine desktop dDedicated to the ship U-803. Handmade gift of wood, brass, aluminum, iron and plexiglass. Ship is made of brass. the chrome is somewhat worn.Made up of many parts and has several layers on top of each other.Pedestal is facet cut plexiglass from which the steering wheel can be detached.
Pin with the image of the Aurora. The Aurora was made in 1903 and most of the crew joined the Bolshevics who were preparing a communist revolution led by Lenin in 1917. This ship fired the first shot signalling the start of the October revolution. In WWII the guns was taken off the ship to use it for the defence of Leningrad. After the war the Aurora was a navy training vessel and later, till this day, a museum located at St. Petersburg (formaly known as Leningrad).
This pin is about Russia’s first steamship built in 1815.
On the top the pin says:”First Steamship” on the bottom it says:”Elizaveta”.
Charles Baird (1766-1843) was a Scottish engineer who played an important part in the industrial and business life of 19th-century St. Petersburg. His company specialised in steam driven machinery and was responsible for Russia’s first steamboat.
The Baird Works were responsible for the Elizaveta, Russia’s first steamship, launched in 1815, and this early start gave them a ten year monopoly on steamship routes from St. Petersburg, including the Elizaveta’s run to Kronstadt. They had their own wharves, and the St. Petersburg Times has said Baird helped “create a great industrial kingdom on the Neva River that is known today as Admiralty Shipyard (Admiralteiskiye Verfi), the shipbuilding company. Baird’s supplied the ironwork for several bridges, including the first cast iron arch bridge in Russia. The company also worked with the architect Auguste de Montferrand on the Alexander Column and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, and were responsible for technical aspects of the cathedral dome design.