“Frigate St. Petersburg” 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.
The frigates of Peter I’s era were armed with 28-44 guns and were intended for reconnaissance and supporting damaged capital ships. They were also intended to repulse the enemy’s fire ships.
The frigates were also used as a messenger service. They convoyed merchant vessels.
They had three masts and a square rig.
“St. Petersburg” was a 28-gun frigate of the young Baltic fleet of Peter I. One of the first battleships which came across the enemy in the Great Northern War against the Swedes in 1700-1721.
“St. Petersburg” was dismantled after 1710.