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The Standart
« on: August 06, 2004, 09:36:30 PM »
I was wondering if any of you know what color the Standart was on the outside, and what color(s) the deck was.  I'm also wondering what color those smoke stack things were.  The reason I ask is because I'm coloring a Romanov photo with three of the Grand Duchesses on the yacht, and I want to be accurate.

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2004, 10:47:49 AM »
"The Standart was a superb, black-hulled 5557-ton yacht measuring 401' in length and 50' wide, making it the largest private ship in the world... A large bowsprit, covered with gold leaf, lunged forward from her bow and three tall masts towered above her two white funnels. White canvas awnings stretched over smooth decks shielding the passengers from the sun, while informal wicker furniture on the main deck invited relaxation."

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2004, 02:00:50 PM »
Oh Harald, she's BEAUTIFUL!

What a gorgeous painting.

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2004, 09:16:58 AM »
I can't move the thread Harald, sorry.

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2005, 10:29:11 PM »
About when the Standart supposledy started to sink, could the IF have survived even i there were no lifeboats? Well, if there was only one of course the IF would be on it, but if there wasn't Alexei and Alix proly  wouldnt have survived.
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Re: The Standart
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2005, 09:37:02 AM »
What??

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 02:28:57 PM »
Didn't it say in one book that the Standart was sinking, and it was later fixed though the IF was already on a lifeboat?
I 100%   recall this from a non-fiction book, i don't remember which one though.
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Re: The Standart
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005, 03:28:43 PM »
There is a reference in Nicholas and Alexandra to this.  The Standart ran aground somewhere in the Baltic (Finnish Coast?).  The family was transferred to another ship.  Nicholas supposedly used his watch during the evacuation, while watching the rising water, to estimate the time remaining before the yacht sank.  The Standart, in part due to watertight compartments, did not sink, and it was pulled off the rocks and repaired.

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2005, 03:38:51 PM »
August 20, 1907, off the coast of Finland the Standart ran aground on a rock. Spiridovitch's first hand account:

Several small islands were on our left.  We watched the Standart and the torpedo boats which followed each in turn go into the strait. But, what was that? What was happening? Before our eyes the Standart shook violently, shot forward and slowly began to lean onto her right side.

"They have run aground on a rock" the Commandant shouted.
We had to go help them. "Steer to port. Lower the boats" the Commandant shouted, and our torpedo boat made an elegant half circle and went up to the yacht.  The torpedo boats following came up side by side.

At the moment of the disaster, the tsar with his family and the members of the entourage were taking tea in the lounge.  All of a sudden, they heard a very loud noise.  The china and window panes burst into splinters.  Everyone quickly left the dining room.  

The yacht was leaning on its side. From below came the sorrowful sound of bells; they had sounded the alarm.  For several long seconds a very moving silence hung above the yacht.

"A shoreboat for His Majesty's descent" resounded across the yacht, Admiral Tchagine's voice sounding strangely metallic. This seemed to awaken everyone.

Everyone sprang to life and began to run. Derevenko carried the Tsarevich, who had been left in his special care,  in his arms ran forward shouting.  The Emperor immediately silenced him and brought him over to himself.  The Tsar himself exhibited an admirable calm.  Every sailor on board was performing their assigned duties in case of an alert.  They lowered the boats, and closed all the watertight bulkheads.  The photographer Hahn who worked all the way below decks barely escaped being trapped in his tiny darkroom by one of these watertight doors.  He had just barely enough time to escape and I saw him running on the bridge, insane with fright.  The Tsar's cooks wept in fear.  They were calmed down by Prince Putiatin.

It was immediately clear that Their Majesties would be in danger to stay on board the yacht.

The Emperor and Empress, very emotional, began to clean up all the objects which had been thrown about in their cabins.  Lt. Sabline transported all the children onto the yacht Eyleken, aboard which was the Finnish Chief Pilot Schemann and which also was where Their Majesties were very quickly installed in their own turn.
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Re: The Standart
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2005, 05:29:52 PM »
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There is a reference in Nicholas and Alexandra to this.  The Standart ran aground somewhere in the Baltic (Finnish Coast?).  The family was transferred to another ship.  Nicholas supposedly used his watch during the evacuation, while watching the rising water, to estimate the time remaining before the yacht sank.  The Standart, in part due to watertight compartments, did not sink, and it was pulled off the rocks and repaired.


Thanks for knowing what book it was from! I knew I wasn't crazily imagining it!  ;)

On the account of the 'sinking', boy I can't believe how scared and panicked everyone was with the exception of the Tsar.
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Re: The Standart
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Re: The Standart
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2005, 03:54:37 AM »
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I hope this fits in here, this is the first time I have ever seen an interior shot of the Standart.

http://groups.msn.com/ImperialDynastyTheROMANOVARCHIVES/thestage.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=297
Marie and Alexandra in the main salon

I'd say it's Tatiana and Anna Vyrubova

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2005, 04:32:17 AM »
After sitting and staring at it for a while, I think you may be right Anna. Very good eye. The fact tht they are far away from the camera threw me of a little, and I must admit that I was paying a little closer attention to the room rather than the sitters.

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2005, 11:26:41 AM »
Dear Anna and Cannuck:

Anna is correct about who the people are in the photo.  But may I add one little correction.  The photo in question was taken in the dining salon of the POLAR STAR.  One can tell this by looking at the structure of the overhead skylight and the design of the windows, etc.

The POLAR STAR was the Imperial Yacht used by the Tsars' mother Empress Marie.

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Re: The Standart
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2005, 01:47:54 PM »
Hi Douglas and Cannuck,

Look what we can learn from one simple photo. Thanks  ;)

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