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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2004, 09:34:30 PM »
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In total Standart had twentyfour real baths - the remaining eighteen were shared by members of the staff, officers and even by the sailors - eight baths were in use by the latter ones; an unknown luxury to probably most of them and to most sailors even today.


I am in awe Harald! You have revealed a treasure for us! My many many thanks!

A fascinating piece to add to the lore of the Standart relating to baths that, although to others may be irrelevant, I adore to know of the everyday products that were used! There is a short history of the toothbrush and one was of English manufacture from rosewood that was ordered for the Russian fleet on the Imperial yacht Standart. There is a brand on the handle "violet wood warranted". [Third photo down on left]

http://dentalsite.solvay-pharma.ru/articles/article.aspx?id=1779

http://dentalsite.solvay-pharma.ru/pic/1779-11-b.jpg

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« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2004, 09:41:36 PM »
Obviously being in close proximity to the IF, even the sailors must be clean & look their best.
You are right, it must have been very "new" to them.
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« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2004, 07:35:01 AM »
Found the following at Royalty Digest : http://www.picrare.com/Royalty_Digest/RDBookForSale/RDSecondhand.html

Gavin (Paymaster Commander C.M): ROYAL YACHTS. Large quarto, 338 pages, very numerous illustrations including coloured tipped-in plates, original quarter blue cloth with pale blue boards: bottom of spine very rubbed, binding slightly shaken, otherwise very good. By Gracious Permission of the King. Rich and Cowan. 1932. [Shelf 37].£150.00 *Offered at much less than the usual price owing to the fault on the spine. Said to be limited to 1,000 copies. A substantial study.

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« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2004, 09:15:10 AM »
May I ask, are these pictures from a single volume, or did you collect them from various sources?  They are a remarkbable set of illustrations in either case.
I have several volumes on royal yachts, but nothing compares to this wonderful contribution.
Obviously, I am enjoying them immensely!
Thank you so much,
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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2004, 09:35:37 AM »
Harald
What about my suggestion for our making a Standardt webpage for the main site? please, write me!

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2004, 12:08:31 PM »
Harald,..... Robert and friends:

Thank you for making more clear your information about the gold leafed ropes on the side of the yacht.

Acording to U. S. Navy terminology:

Rope:  Fiber or wire  line [fiber rope is usually refered to as line, while wire rope is called rope, wire rope or  wire.]

Line:  Any rope that is not wire rope.

U. S. Navy uses the word wire to mean a rope or line  made of metal.

The British and Russian Navy may use different terminology  words for ropes.

Is everyone still confused?    

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2004, 12:29:20 PM »
The photo of the Sailors Quarters on the Standart [post #125] shows us 18 rifles  in a rack on the far bulkhead [wall].  In the center of the rifles is a Russian Orthodox Icon Cabinet with an incense holder hanging on a chain in front of it.

It is wonderful to see these interior photos and we are grateful to Harald for taking the effort to post them for everyone to see and enjoy.  It is really like being there in a time machine. :)

I nominate Harald our Honorary Captain of the Standart.
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« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2004, 12:37:50 PM »
Seconded with a hearty CHEERS !
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« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2004, 04:36:33 PM »
Douglas, what a grand idea..."I nominate Harald our Honorary Captain of the Standart".

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #69 on: November 17, 2004, 12:18:09 PM »
There is an interesting site on Russian shipbuilding with historic timelines i.e. Nicholas on Cruiser Askold on April 3, 1902:

http://www.ksri.ru/rus/ins/history/history14.htm#1902

One photo is of the Standart c1911:

http://www.ksri.ru/res/history/shtandart.jpg

Harald & Douglas can you help to identify the flags as many have an amazing clarity in this photo?

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #70 on: November 17, 2004, 01:00:02 PM »
Hi Harald,

Have you seen in the Russian archives the fund listing of the Standart? Am I right that this is the Imperial yacht?

http://www.rusarchives.ru/guide/rgavmf/851-900.shtml#890

F. 890. "STANDARD", THE YACHT OF BALTIC FLEET. (1893-1917).
Matters 37; 1894-1896, 1899-1912
Op. 1
Orders of the commander of yacht; the periodicals of radiograms; lists and correspondence by the personnel.

Also of the Polar Star F.865.

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2004, 01:47:00 PM »
Joanna & Harald:

I removed my post above about the yacht flags as Haralds' post has  more accurate information than mine. :D

Harald:

We're all looking forward to more of those great photos of the Standart!  We wait with anticipation. :)

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #72 on: December 04, 2004, 12:53:04 PM »
Oh dear- what happened to all of Harald's photos???

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #73 on: December 05, 2004, 01:44:07 PM »
All of Harald's posts on the board have been erased...very strange.

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Re: yacht standardt 1895
« Reply #74 on: December 05, 2004, 03:00:26 PM »
This must be something he did himself. I had nothing to do with it at all  and is as much a surprise to me. I'll write him an email.
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Update: Harald seems to have also totally deleted his profile and user name. I no longer have is email address. If anyone does, would you please write him and ask what happened and let me know, at least privately.  I was planning to make a complete section on the Standardt this month for our main website using his wonderful photos and information...I'm devastated he has gone.
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