Imperial yacht Transport-Royal
The model of the imperial yacht "Transport-Royal" in the 1:32 mass-structure was built by the famous Russian master Alexey Baranov.
While still living in Holland, Tsar Peter, on November 9, 1697, received from Lord P. Carmarten a letter informing him of the King’s final decision to donate his yacht to him. Two weeks later, on November 23, the Russian embassy receives official confirmation of this decision from London. January 11, 1698 Peter I arrived in London, where on March 2 received a royal gift.
There is evidence that during his stay in England, Peter I on the yacht Royal Transport made four voyages, but perhaps there were many more. The first swimming took place on the Thames. In one of the last, April 20, 1698, Peter I visited the seaside Chatham fortress with its vast shipyard, and after inspecting the stocks and arsenal and visiting three British ships stationed in the Chatham harbor, accompanied by an escort of British ships, April 23 went to the shores of Holland.
After the king left the yacht, she went to the raid of the Dutch island of Texel, where, together with a caravan of transport ships with an English crew under the command of Captain Wilhelm Ripley, went to Arkhangelsk. Upon arrival there on June 3, 1698, the yacht was ranked as the White Sea Flotilla. In July, by order of Peter I, made by him in a letter from England, sent back in March 1698, a failed attempt was made to transfer the yacht along rivers, lakes, and where it was drawn, to the south of Russia for inclusion in the Azov fleet.
In August 1702, Peter I sailed for the last time on the yacht Royal Transport from Arkhangelsk to the village of Nyuchcha, calling at the Solovetsky Monastery. From Nyuhchi began the famous "Gosudarev Road" from the White Sea to Lake Onega.
In the spring of 1715, Peter I ordered his yacht to be transferred to the Baltic. On August 24, 1715 Royal Transport left Arkhangelsk. In September 1715, during a cruel storm, the yacht died in the Kattegat strait in the area of the Swedish port of Gothenburg. The surviving part of her crew, led by the third and last commander of the vessel Huth Chins, was captured by the Swedes.