Model of the frigate Aurora 1835
the Russian frigate Aurora. The master was built by Alexander Shumeiko on a
scale of 1:75.
Aurora is a
sailing frigate of the Russian Imperial fleet of the “Hurried” type of 44-gun
rank, but in fact was in service, at different times, from 54 to 58 guns.
middle of the 19th century, the Aurora, the last of Russian military sailboats,
made a round-the-world voyage under the command of I. N. Izylmetyeva.
officers of the frigate there were many outstanding researchers and famous
sailors in the future: G. I. Nevelskoy, K. F. Litke, N. A. Fesun, M. P. Tyrol,
and other progressive people of their time.
November 23, 1833 at the Okhtensky shipyard. The construction was supervised by
the lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Ship Engineers I. A. Amosov. Lowered
July 27, 1835, became part of the Baltic Fleet.
believed that the name of the frigate was given personally by Emperor Nicholas
I. Some sources claim that he ordered to name the new ship "in honor of
one of the most beautiful women of St. Petersburg" - Aurora Karlovna
Demidova-Karamzina (nee Baroness Shernval von Wallen), maids of honor Empress
Alexandra Feodorovna .
sources claim that the frigate was named, as it was then fashionable, in honor
of the Roman goddess of the morning dawn Aurora.
made two voyages around the world, heroically participated in the defense of
Petropavlovsk and the evacuation of the garrison in 1855.
round-the-world transition ended in Kronstadt on June 1, 1857. Three years nine
months and 21 days the Far East cruise continued.
On April 8, 1861, it was excluded from the lists of ships of the Baltic Fleet and sold for scrapping, and the name of the frigate was traditionally transferred to the 1st rank cruiser.