Seaplane. Go to the museum

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In May 2012 in Tallinn was opened the most interesting museum-lennusadam (summer harbor), the exposition of which is called “ocean of adventure”.

On this excursion we will get acquainted with the unique hangars, which were built under the decree of Nicholas II in 1916 -1917, and see how the real submarine, what the seaplane looks like, learn a lot of amazing stories related to the sea, Plunge into the sea abyss on the yellow submarine, you can feel like a real pilot, controlling the plane and zenitchikom, knocking down enemy Bombers.

The necessity of acquiring submarines was justified in the same way that they allowed to solve several military-strategic tasks at once…

It was alleged that the submarines were “weapons of small states” which suited those poor states that could not afford large battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers to protect their maritime borders…

Two submarines were built in the UK by order of the Estonian Government. On March 12, 1937 the solemn transfer of the submarine “kalev” to the Estonian side took place, and on May 14, 1937 on the submarine “lembit” raised the flag of estonia…

Submarine “lembit” during World War II won three victories, the fate of the second submarine is not exactly known, suggest that it…

During the navigational period of 1954, training launches of torpedoes, cannonballs shooting and staging of mines were held on the submarine for the last time…

Valuable exhibit of the Estonian Maritime Museum is the icebreaker “suur tõll”, which is now moored in the summer harbor near the walls of the museum, and is the largest surviving steam icebreaker in the World. in 1912, the tsarist government of Russia was A competition for the creation of an icebreaker for the Estonian Baltic coast was Announced.

The cost of the project was 970 310 rubles-of course huge for those times the Amount.

On December 26, 1913 the future Tallinn icebreaker was solemnly launched and the name “tsar Mikhail Fedorovich” was given at this festive ceremony. As early as March 1914, he was finally ready. On the Tallinn raid the ship arrived on July 2, 1914. The team was manned here under the direction of Kontradmirala Grigory Hagmanna. The icebreaker was equipped with 6 boilers (coal fuel), the speed in free water-15 knots (28km/h), and paving the way through the ice thickness of up to 1 meter, could move at a speed of 4-5 Knots. The ship was equipped with the latest equipment and WIRELESS. The team counted 64 people in Peacetime.

The excursion is very informative and interesting for children!

Sightseeing: Real submarine “lembit”, seaplane, samples of military equipment, various virtual tours
Tour duration: 1.5 Hour
Group Size: 10-20 People
Price: 10 Eur/person (price includes entrance ticket 7 eur)
Additional: after the tour you can stay in the museum to play virtual games

* Various changes and arrangements are possible *

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