Chronology Vityaz

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  • A pennant of the USSR Academy of Sciences was hoisted on the Vityaz.

  • The Vityaz completed her 65th and last research expedition in Kaliningrad.

  • The Council of Ministers of the RSFSR decreed Creation of the Museum of the World Ocean in Kaliningrad to preserve the scientific-research vessel Vityaz.

  • The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) passed the Vityaz to the Museum of the World Ocean of the Ministry of Culture of Russia.

  • The Vityaz was moored at the museum quay.

  • The Vityaz received her first visitors.

  • The first expositions in the chief-mess and a smoking saloon were opened.

  • A celebratory opening of the expositions in time for the 300th anniversary of the Russian Fleet.

  • The first exhibition was opened in the Amber Cabin.

  • The Russia Explores the Ocean exposition was opened in the historical halls.

  • The Travelling on the Sea Bottom exposition was opened in the hold.

  • A new exposition, The Age of Discovery, was opened on the main deck.

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    The dry-cargo ship Mars was built at the Schichau shipyard in Bremerhaven (Germany).

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    As a war transport, she rescued 20 thousand refugees from Eastern Prussia.

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    In accordance with reparations, the vessel was transferred to Great Britain and named the Empire, Forth.

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    In accordance with reparations, the vessel was transferred to the USSR and was renamed the Equator (homeport – Leningrad).

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    The ship was reequipped as the scientific-research vessel Vityaz.

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    The Vityaz completed 65 research expeditions, her homeport was Vladivostok.

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    The Vityaz was moved to the Yantar shipyard and was repaired and transformed into a museum ship.

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    The Vityaz was docked for repair.

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    Celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Vityaz, the 60th anniversary of her maiden research expedition, the 30th anniversary of her last voyage and the 15th anniversary of her moorage at the museum quay.

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    A new exposition was opened in the Amber Cabin.