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Offline Nathan the Great

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relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:37:49 PM »
I have been wondering does anyone happen to know if anything still exists from the Standart. I know after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of WWI the standart was placed into dry dock by Nicholas and was never to be used again. after the fall of the monarchy the ship was stripped and placed into military service. Is it possible something survived ?

P.s. it is sad to think the amazing and beautiful chapel was just scrapped
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Re: relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 06:08:24 PM »
I have been wondering does anyone happen to know if anything still exists from the Standart. I know after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of WWI the standart was placed into dry dock by Nicholas and was never to be used again. after the fall of the monarchy the ship was stripped and placed into military service. Is it possible something survived ?

P.s. it is sad to think the amazing and beautiful chapel was just scrapped

Well, whenever one wants to know about any topic related to the Imperial family here, the search engine can turn up almost everything, because this site is so extensive and has been in existence so long.

Here is the APF thread on the ship:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=578.0

And here is a separate site dedicated to the topic:
http://www.yachtstandart.com/standart-mainframe.htm

Happy reading!
I. N.

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Re: relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 06:13:27 PM »
PS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_yacht_Standart

After the fall of the Romanov Dynasty, Standart was stripped down and pressed into naval service. The ship was renamed 18 marta (18 March), and later Marti. In 1932-1936, Marti was converted into a minelayer by the Marti yard in Leningrad. During the Second World War, Marti served in the Baltic, laying mines and bombarding shore positions along the coast. On 23 September 1941, Marti was damaged in an air attack at Kronstadt, but later repaired and continued service until the end of the war.
After the war, Marti was converted into a training ship and renamed Oka in 1957. She continued serving in that role until she was scrapped at Tallinn, Estonia, in 1963.
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Re: relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 06:30:01 PM »
At the end of this article are more details about its final fate:

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/royalty/russia/yacht.html
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Re: relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 02:28:51 PM »
During WWI Standart was placed in drydock and refitted with new boilers. Very shortly after the refit she was in use as a hospital ship and I've seen pictures of her where the flag of the Red Cross is flying from the main mast; the flag defined as a protection symbol during the Geneva Convention of 1864.

After playing a short role during the revolution as basis for the revolutionairies and after the escape from Helsinki in April 1918 she was again shortly thereafter placed in drydock until Stalin in 1937 decided she would be converted to a minelayer. Most of her inventory had in the meantime been recovered from the vessel and this is the reason why at "relatively modest" prices items such as glassware and porcelain plates can be obtained at auctions. Part of the inventory from the private suites of Nicholas and Alexandra were transferred to Stalin's dacha at Kuntsevo.

In various museums relics from Standart have survived; I have personally had the keelplate from Standart (attached to the keel in 1893 by Alexander III) and various items from the bridge in my hands. My father has a serious collection of original drawings, paintings, photographs and other artefacts from Standart.

Just fantastic that the revolution has not been able to wipe out everything,

Arabelle



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Re: relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 02:45:24 PM »
There is some porcelain and glassware from the Standart out there.  For example:  http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-selection-of-porcelain-and-glass-tableware-5091352-details.aspx
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Re: relics from The Imperial Yacht Standart
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 11:54:25 AM »
I have been wondering does anyone happen to know if anything still exists from the Standart?
 
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