The oldest passenger Russian ship

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The oldest Russian steamer Gogol was built during the time of the Russian Empire. However, instead of being numbered with the role of a museum or a monument, like many other ships, he still carries passengers along the northern Russian rivers.

The oldest passenger Russian ship The oldest passenger Russian ship

The oldest passenger ship in the Russian steamer Gogol, is still in operation. In 2019 it celebrated its 108th anniversary.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

In the course of their life steamer has witnessed the fall of two empires and the birth of the modern Russian state. Unlike many ships, he never was renamed and has always honored the great Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, known as its horrifying and satirical prose, which is still widely read today.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

During the Civil War (1917-1922), the ship was used as a military transport floating hospital - the same role he played during the Second World War.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

In 1972, the ship would be written off. Fortunately, it has turned into a resort base for workers shipyard "Zvezdochka".

The oldest passenger Russian ship

After just a year of being on a floating resort, the ship returned to the carriage of passengers. Officials have decided that, despite their age, Gogol was still in good shape to continue to serve in the Russian rivers. It was still too early to write off.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

The oldest ship needed repairs to keep moving. The last major renovation was carried out in the mid-1990s: the ship was modernized and decorated with new cozy cabins.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

To date, Gogol has 29 rooms, including two suites, which can accommodate up to 53 passengers.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

Among the steamship passengers was Swedish royal couple King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who enjoyed the trip in 2001.

The oldest passenger Russian ship

Nikolai Gogol - is not the only veteran of the ship in the country. The Russian Navy is another dinosaur in its ranks as a 104-year-old vessel called the Commune, which still serves as a rescue ship in the Black Sea.

The oldest passenger Russian ship