Today the replica of the 54 gun ship POLTAVA was launched in St. Petersburg

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An exact copy of the first 54-gun sailing linear ship of the Baltic fleet 1712 «Poltava», which was attended by Peter I, was launched in St. Petersburg, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

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A replica of the ship began to build on the historic shipbuilding shipyard «Poltava» in 2013.
To finish unique wooden ship will be about 10 months. During this time you will install all the necessary systems, masts, rigging, sails, ballast laid, the completed interior trim.
It is planned that after completion of all construction work sailing the ship becomes the center of a large interactive Museum complex dedicated to the Maritime history of Russia.


At the design stage in the process of recreating an exact replica of the ship took part of the Central naval Museum and the Central naval archive funds and collections which are preserved documents on the design and construction of ships «of the Petrine era».

«Poltava» is the first linear ship of the Baltic fleet. Its construction began in December 1709 at the Admiralty shipyards in June 1712 launched. In the design and construction of the battleship «Poltava» Peter I was personally involved. The ship is named in honor of the victory of Russian army over Swedes in the Poltava battle.The Construction Of «Poltava». In St. Petersburg recreate the ship of Peter I linear ship (Remark Uwe: I guess "ship of line") of the Baltic fleet «Poltava» was laid at the Admiralty shipyards 309 years ago personally by Peter I. the construction of the vessel lasted three years, all this time, the Emperor himself oversaw the creation of the ship.

see the complete article in "Russia News Today"
https://chelorg.com/2018/05/27/in-st-petersburg-launched-a-ship-that-was-created-by-peter-i/

photos also on gettyimages
https://www.gettyimages.dk/detail/n...tava-54gun-warship-of-the-picture-id962966686
 

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The organisation, which are planing to make also a museum around the finished ship has a very good web-page

http://poltava1712.ru/

unfortunately the english version of the page is not working, so therefore I made a google translation of the page
https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://poltava1712.ru


The videos of the web-page you can find here:
http://poltava1712.ru/mediateka/video

The photos (a lot) here:
http://poltava1712.ru/mediateka/foto

The original drawings of the Poltava from 1712 you can find here:
http://poltava1712.ru/istoriya/chertezhi-korablej-xviii-veka
 

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And a short excurse to wikipedia about the original ship

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Russian ship of the line Poltava (1712)

Poltava (Russian: Полтава) was a 54-gun ship of the line of the Russian Navy that was launched on 15 June 1712 from Saint Petersburg. The ship was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava and became the first battleship laid down and built at the St. Petersburg Admiralty. In the 1710s, the ship was sometimes visited and commanded by Peter I, who also took active part in the design and construction of the ship. During her service of 1712–1732, Poltava was part of the Baltic Fleet, and before the end of Great Northern War participated in six marine campaigns (1713–1717 and 1721). She was later used for training Kronstadt crews in the Baltic Sea. Poltava was decommissioned in 1732.


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Construction

A draft of the 54-gun battleship Poltava was developed by the end of 1709 by Peter I and Fedosey Sklyaev using the latest achievements of contemporary shipbuilding. A few years before Poltava was laid down, large stocks of iron parts and high-quality, well-dried oak planks were accumulated at the St. Petersburg Admiralty. The construction was started by Peter I on 5 December 1709. While Peter dedicated much of his time to the project, he could not continuously oversee the process, and most routine work was done by Sklyaev. The launch of Poltava on 15 June 1712 was attended by the whole royal family. On the night of 24 August, Sklyaev sailed the ship out of St. Petersburg. Because of its large draft, the ship would ground when passing through the Neva; therefore, its front was lifted by specially designed boats. On 25 August Poltava reached Kronstadt where it was fitted with rigging.


information from wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_ship_of_the_line_Poltava_(1712)
 
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