“Ship Ingria” 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 ship “Ingria” was a Russian 64-gun sailing capital ship of the third rank. She was launched on May 12th, 1715 at the yard of the St. Petersburg Admiralty. Peter I himself took part in the construction of the ship. During her service, from 1715 to 1736, “Ingria” was a part of the Baltic Fleet.
She was the first of two identical ships of the frigate type (the second one, called “Moscow”, was built on October 30rd, 1712 and launched on June 27th, 1715).north and the River Narva on the border with Estonia in the west. In 1710, Ingria was declared a territory of St. Petersburg and in 1927 – a Leningrad Province. Today, it is the northwestern anchor of Russia, its “window” on the Baltic Sea, with St. Petersburg as its center.
The ship was named after the lands located at the mouth of the Neva River.
The ship took an active part in hostilities and cruising in the enemy’s waters on the final stage of the Great Northern War. She was the flagship of the Russian Navy from 1716 to 1721 inclusive. Peter I, while being a vice-admiral, kept his standard on the ship.
“Ingria” was dismantled in 1736.
The Ingrians were the native-born people of historical Ingria. With the expansion of Muscovy northwards they christened by force in Russian Orthodoxy. Later, since the 17th century, Lutheran Finns moved to the land on the southeast shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Historical Ingria is the geographical area, stretched along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland bordered by Lake Ladoga on the Karelian Isthmus in the ingrad Province. Today, it is the northwestern anchor of Russia, its “window” on the Baltic Sea, with St. Petersburg as its center.