By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hoblik
N 59° 57.326 E 030° 20.269
36V E 351336 N 6649438
Quick Description: The Aurora is an icon of bolshevik revolution of 1917, and of all comunist history of Soviet Union. Currently preserved as a museum ship in St. Petersburg.
Location: Russia
Date Posted: 7/10/2008 9:58:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM45GG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
Views: 107

Long Description:
Aurora's keel was laid down at the "New Admiralty" shipyard in St.Petersburg on 23 May 1897. The cruiser was launched on 11 May 1900.

During the Russian-Japanese War the cruiser sailed to the Far East (October 1904 - May 1905). When she returned to the Baltic sea, the Aurora for a long time was used as a ship for training naval cadets.

In 1917 the Aurora's crew took an active part in the February and October revolutionary activities and the Civil War repulsing international intervention. In 1922-1923 the cruiser Aurora became one of the first warships on the Baltic sea to be put into service as a specialized ship for training. Till 1940 students of Naval colleges did practical work on the cruiser.

With the beginning of the Great Patriotic War the cruiser Aurora with her crew defended Leningrad.

In 1956 the cruiser Aurora was made a museum. For 45 years the museum has been visited by more than 28 million people from 160 countries.In July 1992 the Saint Andrew Naval Banner - the symbol of Russian naval power - was raised over the ship again.

Source: (visit link)
Type of vessel: Class - 1st rank Cruiser, Type - Cr. I Pallada

Hours of use: From: 10:30 AM To: 4:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: free entry

Parking Coordinates: N 59° 57.256 W 030° 20.154

Date: 05/11/1900

Visit Instructions:
Logs to Waymarks in this category should include your personal photos along with any additional information you learned while visiting the site. We would also like to hear any personal stories you may have if you were a veteran that served aboard one of the vessels associated with the Waymark; or if you are a descendant of a veteran that was associated with the same. Additional photos of the veteran (especially those taken of the veteran while aboard the
vessel!) are always welcome.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Military Ships and Submarines (Decommissioned)
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
tatie visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 6/20/2014 tatie visited it
Cpt. Feldi visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 9/17/2013 Cpt. Feldi visited it
Team_Ikarus visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 5/28/2013 Team_Ikarus visited it
jayoung13 visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 11/3/2012 jayoung13 visited it
ThomasfamilyZA visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 8/8/2012 ThomasfamilyZA visited it
Casper&Aero visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 7/14/2012 Casper&Aero visited it
Ludde Lump visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 10/2/2011 Ludde Lump visited it
AZsvensk visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 8/8/2009 AZsvensk visited it
texasdevils visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 6/22/2008 texasdevils visited it
marfik visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 6/6/2008 marfik visited it
Hoblik visited Cruiser Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia 10/7/2007 Hoblik visited it

View all visits/logs