The ships and officers of the Navy of the Russian Empire in 1893Pictolic
By the end of the XVIII century the Russian Navy was the third largest in the world (first and second places were taken by Britain and France respectively). In the early nineteenth century, the Navy consisted of the Baltic and black sea fleets, Caspian, Okhotsk and white sea flotillas. In 1802, was created the Ministry of naval forces, later renamed the Naval Ministry.
At the same time for the Russian Navy began the era of steam. In 1826 was built the first military steamer "Izhora", armed with eight guns, ten years later, the first steam frigate "Hercules."
At the end of the XIX century the Navy of the Russian Empire continued to expand, especially during the reign of Emperor Nicholas II, is highly sympathetic to the doctrine of American naval theorist Admiral Alfred Mahan.
We present you rare archival photographs of Russian ships and sailors from the Library of Congress, taken around 1893.
1. Day visitors to the Russian Navy.
2. Drinking grog.
3. "Admiral Nakhimov".
4. "Admiral Nakhimov".
5. The Cruiser "General Admiral".
6. The Cruiser "General Admiral".
8. The ship of the Russian fleet.
9. "Dmitry Donskoy".
10. "Dmitry Donskoy".
The officers and sailors
15. The captain of the Russian fleet.
16. The captain of the Russian fleet.
17. Officers of the Russian Navy, 1892.
18. The crew of the ship.
19. A group of sailors.
20. A group of sailors.
21. A group of sailors.
Government court, Russia
24. Inspection of the crew.
25. Sunday's inspection of the crew.
26. Day visitors to the Russian Navy.
27. On the deck of the Russian ship.
28. The crews Russian boats ready to race during the Columbia parade of the Navy.
29. Waving flags of the Russian Navy.
30. The separation of the generators on the Russian ship.
32. The captain's cabin.
33. The captain's cabin.
34. Drinking grog.
35. Distribution of grog.
The peace Treaty with Japan
36. Russian diplomats and American naval officers at the conference on the occasion of the signing of the peace Treaty in Portsmouth. Right count Sergei Witte and Baron Rosen, in the center — Russian military officers.
38. Russian and Japanese ambassadors for peace during the signing of the peace Treaty. Around the table from left to right sitting: Sato, of Takahira, Komura, Otii, Adachi, Korostovec, Rosen, Witte, Nabokov, Planson.
39. A comic by Japanese artist Kobayashi Ciocci: a Russian woman had a nightmare about the defeat of the Russian army in the war with Japan. The doctor checks her pulse, he is assisted by two nurses. Also in the picture is a priest.
40. Caricature of the same Japanese artist on a Russian General Alexei Nikolayevich Kuropatkin in costume and skiing, with a white bandana on his head and two broken flags (Russia and Navy of the Navy). He shouts the news from the front, passing by well-dressed Russian couple.
41. A propaganda poster.