A fabric patch in the form of an elongated downwards pentagonal black shield, with a curved top and a goldish edging.
The shield contains the deployed Naval (St. Andrew’s) flag with the monogram of the Russian Emperor Peter I. In the center of the patch there is a silhouette of a ship with deck superstructures; at the bottom – a stylized image of three overlapping electron orbits with electrons.
The inscription on the patch reads: “Peter the Great”.
The St. Andrew’s flag is the flag of the Navy of the Russian Empire and the modern Russia. It was approved by the Tsar Peter I in 1699. It represents a white cloth with two diagonal crossed stripes of dark blue color. The flag was named after the cross on which St. Andrew the First-Called, the Patron of Russia, met the martyr’s death.
The Empiror’s monogram represents the name of the Russian Tsar Peter I – the founder of the Russian Navy.
The electron orbits with electrons symbolize the use of nuclear energy of the reactor set on the ship.
“Peter the Great” is the fourth and the only being in the ranks heavy nuclear missile cruiser of the third generation of the Project 1144 “Orlan” series of (“Kirov-class battlecruiser” in NATO classification ).
The cruiser is designed to hit big surface targets, protect ships from air attacks and the enemy’s submarines in remote areas of the seas and oceans. The cruiser is the flagship of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.
Dimensions: length – 823 feet, width – 93 feet, depth of dreaft – 35 feet.
Cruising range – not limited. Endurance – 60 days.
Crew – 760 men.
Basic weapon – supersonic missiles “Granit” (“Shipwreck”).