Frigate Ivangorod is a pin from the series “The History of the Russian Fleet”, which reveals by means of phaleristics the origin and process of development of the Russian fleet since Peter the Great’s time till nowadays.
All the pins from the series are made of aluminum alloy with the safety pin fastening. The method of painting is cold enamel.
The series of the pins “The History of the Russian Fleet” was produced in the USSR in the late 1980s concurrently with the series of postage stamps of the same name. It has never been reproduced.
At present the number of the pins is limited and the series is considered to be a valuable collection.
At the beginning of 1702 in the northwest of Russia the new stage in shipbuilding begun – the construction of small battleships designed for the deployment of active actions against dominating Swedish flotillas on the lakes Ladoga, Chudskoye (Peipus) and Pskov.
The frigate “Ivangorod” was built on December 1st, 1702. The second frigate “Archangel Michael” was built in the first months of 1703. The frigates were 87 ft long, 22ft wide,10.5 ft deep. Having considerably increased the draft of these vessels, Peter I wanted to achieve a better resistance to the stormy conditions of the Baltic Sea. Each of the frigates had three masts and was armed with 28 guns. The frigate “Archangel Michael” was launched in 1703 but completed only in the spring of 1704. The frigate “Ivangorod” was set afloat on May 27th, 1705.
The frigate took part in the Great Northern War against the Swedes in 1700–1721. Since 1705 annually from May to October she put out as a part of the squadron that protected St. Petersburg from seaborne attacks, and she left for the Neva River on wintering.
“Ivangorod” was dismantled after 1710.