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With the exhibition “Ship Commander”, the Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great decided to tell future naval officers about the most important position in the Navy – ship commander.

To create a comprehensive image of the commander of a ship of the Russian Navy, the Museum’s specialists presented a new exhibition project in the form of a kind of Maritime Museum in miniature. Here side by side a gallery of portraits of prominent ship commanders, starting with Peter I, performed by such famous painters as I.K. Aivazovsky, A.P. Bogolyubov and V.L. Borovikovsky, graphic works, models of surface ships, submarines and aircraft, personal weapons, uniforms, photographs, documents and much more.

Since the inception of the Russian Navy (1696), one of the key figures in its organizational structure has been the ship’s commander. The importance of the captain (commander) of a ship was already mentioned in the Petrovsky Naval Regulations of 1720, where he was equated with the governor or commandant of the fortress.

In the next three centuries, the commanders of the ships of the domestic fleet, as a rule, performed their duties with dignity, directed the actions of the crew in battle, showing fortitude, courage and heroism, took care of their subordinates, earning the right to be called father-commanders. The names of many commanders are inscribed in gold letters in the annals of the Russian and Soviet fleets and today they are role models.

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