ROMANOV FAMILY: ORIGINAL IMPERIAL “STANDART”
OF TSAR PETER THE GREAT
Most Romanov history buffs know of “The Standard”, the beloved imperial yacht which belonged to the Romanov family. But did you know that the original “Standart” belonged to another member of the Romanov family – Tsar Peter the Great? Frigate “The Standart” – the first ship in the Baltic navy, was built on orders of Peter the Great on 24 April, 1703.
Original frigate “The Standart”
The name “The Standart” was given to the frigate in honor of the opening of the new Russian trade route through the Baltic Sea, launched on 22 August 1703. The frigate arrived in St Petersburg on 8 September, 1703.
Henceforth, the name “The Standart” was given to ships of the Russian Navy until 1917 – the last of which was the famous imperial yacht which belonged to the last imperial Romanovs.