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The Imperial Family / Re: The Romanov family visiting warships
« on: July 13, 2016, 02:15:26 AM »
I've came across Olga's drawing of a ship plenty of times before, but on paying better attention to it it actually resembles a warship. Unfortunately I don't know Russian. Can anyone translate what she wrote?

The Imperial Family / Re: The Romanov family visiting warships
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:48:33 PM »
Found a new one.

Nicholas and Alexei aboard the armored cruiser Admiral Makarov in 1908.

Apparently one of two cruisers that accompanied the Romanov family's imperial yacht to Cowes, the other being Rurik.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Romanov family visiting warships
« on: June 27, 2016, 10:18:37 PM »
Thanks but I've read about the grand duchesses long enough to be able to recognize them pretty well. I actually keep a picture of them as my desktop wallpaper as well as my phone. Notice that while the Romanovs visit to HMS Lion was in June 1914, Maria's hair is already put up, and she was 15 then. No one knows why, but you can clearly see below she still doesn't have a diamond ring (Olga and Tatiana received theirs on turning 16).

I don't know if this was on board HMS Lion, but a British naval officer is standing behind them.

So far I only know that the grand duchesses set foot on HMS Lion, the Russian destroyer Derzky and the battleships Imperatritsa Mariya and Ekaterina Velikaya. If anyone happens to know more do let me know please.

The Imperial Family / Re: The Romanov family visiting warships
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:54:38 PM »
Thanks guys! Pity the quality of the photo of Nicholas and Alexei on the battleship Mariya are not as clear as the one I posted.

The Imperial Family / The Romanov family visiting warships
« on: June 14, 2016, 09:31:45 AM »
Hello everyone. This is my first time posting here so apologies if I'm on the wrong section.

Tsar Nicholas II and his family visited several warships before and during the war. I was wondering if anyone might know what ships exactly? I am particularly interested in ships the four grand duchesses visited, or at least just so happened to be in the background when the photo was taken. Here are a few examples I'm already aware of.

Battleship Imperatritsa Mariya

Destroyer Derzky

Destroyer Derzky on the top and bottom image, while the second image appears to be on board a Imperatritsa Mariya-class battleship (judging by the same clothes the grand duchesses are wearing in the first photo).

HMS Lion

Leitenant Shestakov-class destroyer

If no photos exist but they wrote about it in their diaries, I would love to read them. Other examples like Nicholas and his family attending a dock opening ceremony named after Alexei in Kronstadt in 1914, where the armored cruiser Rurik was present, is also good enough. If anyone has a photo of the Romanov family aboard or next to a warship but don't know its name, please share it anyway so I can get it identified.

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