length 94.8 m
width 12.6 m
speed 16.5 nodes
could take on board 569 passengers. The owner of the vessel - Steamship
Company "Volunteer Fleet".
in the Far East between Russian ports and ports Japan and China.
VOYAGE ship to China (Beijing Capital) for certain is not known,
but in Japan, "Simbirsk" walked regularly, and proved by the many
historical facts. Bright description of one of these flights "Simbirsk"
from Vladivostok in the Japanese port of Tsuruga in 1914 in the
novel g.privedeno K. Zhakova "Through the system of life" .
In That same year,
"Simbirsk" almost became war booty Germany at the beginning of the
First World War, when the road from Nagasaki Vladivostok boat was
nearly captured German cruiser "Emden" - "Simbirsk" literally caught
"On live bait", releasing him to a meeting captured by the Germans
the day before the ship "Ryazan".
In 1920, the owner of the ship, the company "Dobroflot"
basely stole their property in Japan.
Somehow, in January 1923, was absent for about two years,
the ship returned to Vladivostok, and changed owners.
In 1923, the steamer commanded by Captain Eugene S.
Gernet, bright personality and the legendary author
of "Ice eruption" and scientific "theory
Gernet-Stokes equations", which received confirmation
only in the 70-ies. (!)
of that year, before the "flight of humanitarian aid impoverished
proletariat of Japan", the ship was hastily renamed "Lenin"
(obviously because the original name of "Simbirsk").
In January 1918,
Lenin signed a decree on the nationalization of the sea and river
fleet. According to him, in the summer of 1921 begins the movement
of ships pas Crimea-Caucasus, Kherson, Nikolaev, Crimean-Azov and
other domestic routes. They served the steamers "Lenin",
"Lenin", "Chicherin", "Pestel", "Ignatius
Sergeyev" capacity from 474 to 676 people.
In order to implement
the decree ship ferried the Black Sea and exploited in the Crimean-Caucasian
lines. The steamer was acquired by the Black Sea Fleet of PPP. All
these years the ship had served the Soviet state, carrying supplies
and citizens of the Soviet Republic on the Black Sea. "Lenin"
was shuttled between ports of Odessa, Yalta, Sevastopol, Theodosia,
Novorossiysk port Caucasus. We can project that in 1927. The steamer
was already on the Black Sea routes, as famous novel by I. Ilf and
Petrov "12 chairs", which referred to the ship "Lenin"
was written exactly in the year.
"Steamboat" Lenin "at
the marina Sochi" (postcard)
There are historical
data that Lenin was transported to the Black Sea in 1925, although
other sources of "Lenin" in 1923 went from Odessa to the
Mediterranean Sea. In fact, the famous Just Russia Vladimir STABROVSKY
sailed on "Lenin" in Constantinople and Athens.
In 1941, the
ship underwent modernization (30 years, though!) As a result of
the visible changes, his two round smoke pipes have been replaced
by another, more modern, rectangular shape, which is adorned with
embossed top hammer and sickle.
Crimea. Black Sea. Ship "Lenin".
Soyuzfoto. Moscow, 1933
Over the years
parahod "Lenin" was hosted on board the many famous people.
the fall of 1908 from Japan to Vladivostok on board
"Simbirsk" arrived Colonel Carl Gustaf Emil
Mannerheim - officer of the Russian Imperial Army, Marshal
of Finland, Finnish statesman, President of Finland
in 1944 - 1946.
In 1927, the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was a guest on
board the "Lenin", he went on CAUTERETS from
Sebastopol to Odessa after his speech to the new poem
On the boat was his last speech to the sailors.
In 1928, Sergei Korolev, who led all summer flight tests
in the village. Koktebel (Planerskoe), sailed on the
"Lenin" from Feodosia to Odessa, which was