Historic ships that made the Russian Navy great

Frigate Orel 1668
Built in 1668, the Orel ("Aquila") was the first Russian military ship to be designed in Western style, that of the pinaccia. Commanded by a foreign captain (Dutchman Dawid Butler), she had a 23-man squad also made up of foreigners and a 35-man Streltsy (Russian shooting corps) unit. The Orel was intended to protect merchant ships in the Caspian Sea, but she was captured in 1670 by the rebel forces of the Cossack Stenka Razin, who led a major uprising in southern Russia in 1670-1671. She abandoned on the bank of the Volga, since the rebels could no longer use her, she soon became dilapidated.