Baltic Shipyard
The Baltic Shipyard is one of the oldest shipyard
Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. These can be yachts, military vessels, cruise liners or other cargo or passenger ships. Dockyards are sometimes more associated with maintenance and basing activities than shipyards, which are sometimes associated more with initial...

s in Russia. It is located in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea...

 in the south-western part of the Vasilievsky Island
Vasilievsky Island
Vasilyevsky Island is an island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, bordered by the rivers Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva in the south and northeast, and by the Gulf of Finland in the west. Vasilyevsky Island is separated from Dekabristov Island by the Smolenka River...

. It is one of the three shipyards active in Saint Petersburg. Together with the Admiralty Shipyard
Admiralty Shipyard
The Admiralty Shipyard is one of the oldest and largest shipyards in Russia, located in Saint Petersburg. The shipyard's building ways can accommodate ships of up to , 250 meters in length and 35 meters in width...

 it has been responsible for building a large part of Imperial Russian battleship
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s as well as Soviet nuclear powered icebreaker
Nuclear powered icebreaker
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s. Currently it is specializing in merchant ships while the Admiralty yard specializes in diesel-electric submarine
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The shipyard was founded in 1856 by the St. Peterburg merchant M. Carr and the Scotsman M. L. MacPherson. It subsequently became the Carr and MacPherson yard. In 1864 it built two monitors of the Uragan class
Uragan class monitor
The Uragan class was a class of monitors built for the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy. The ships were built to the plans of the American Passaic-class monitors, a design that was tested on a smaller scale on the USS Monitor...

. In 1874 the shipyard was sold to Prince Ochtomski.

In 1934 the shipyard started work on the three prototypes for the Soviet S class submarine
Soviet S class submarine
The S-class or Srednyaya submarines were part of the Soviet Navy's underwater fleet during World War II. Unofficially nicknamed Stalinets , boats of this class were the most successful and achieved the most significant victories among all Soviet submarines...

, based on a German design produced by the Dutch company Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw. The Soviets renamed the shipyard Numbered Zavod 189 'im. Sergo Ordzhonikidze' on 30 December 1936.

See also

  • Peresviet class battleship
  • Borodino class battleship
    Borodino class battleship
    The five Borodino-class battleships were pre-dreadnoughts built between 1899 and 1905 for the Imperial Russian Navy...

  • Borodino class battlecruiser
    Borodino class battlecruiser
    The Borodino class battlecruisers were a group of four battlecruisers ordered by the Imperial Russian Navy before World War I. Also referred to as the Izmail class, they were laid down in December 1912All dates used in this article are New Style . at Saint Petersburg for service with the Baltic...

  • Andrei Pervozvanny class battleship
    Andrei Pervozvanny class battleship
    The Andrey Pervozvanny class were a pair of predreadnought battleships built in the mid-1900s for the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy. They were conceived by the Naval Technical Committee in 1903 as an incremental development of the Borodino class battleships with increased displacement...

  • Gangut class battleship
    Gangut class battleship
    The Gangut-class battleships were the first dreadnoughts begun for the Imperial Russian Navy before World War I. They had a convoluted design history involving several British companies, evolving requirements, an international design competition, and foreign protests...

  • Kronshtadt class battlecruiser
    Kronshtadt class battlecruiser
    The Kronshtadt-class battlecruisers, with the Soviet designation as Project 69 heavy cruisers, , were ordered for the Soviet Navy in the late 1930s. Two ships were started but none were completed due to World War II. These ships had a complex and prolonged design process which was hampered by...

  • Sverdlov class cruiser
    Sverdlov class cruiser
    The Sverdlov class cruisers, Soviet designation Project 68bis, were the last conventional cruisers built for the Soviet Navy; 13 ships were completed before Nikita Khrushchev called a halt to the programme as these ships were considered obsolescent with the advent of the guided missile...

  • Russian cruiser Pyotr Velikiy
  • Taimyr class nuclear icebreaker
  • Dekabrist class submarine
    Dekabrist class submarine
    The Dekabrist-class were the first class of submarines built for the Soviet Navy after the October Revolution. They were authorized in the Soviet Naval Shipbuilding Program of 1926....

  • Baltijos Laivų Statykla
    Baltijos Laivu Statykla
    "Baltija" Shipbuilding Yard JSC is a shipyard in Lithuania. The company, located in Klaipėda, is the only shipbuilding yard in the Baltic States that supplies fleets and marine companies worldwide...

     in Lithuania
    Lithuania , officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the biggest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, whereby to the west lie Sweden and Denmark...

  • Arktika class icebreaker
    Arktika class icebreaker
    The Arktika class is a Russian class of nuclear powered icebreakers. They are owned by the federal government, but were operated by the Murmansk Shipping Company until 2008, when they were transferred to the fully government-owned operator Atomflot. Of the ten civilian nuclear powered vessels...

  • Admiralty Shipyard
    Admiralty Shipyard
    The Admiralty Shipyard is one of the oldest and largest shipyards in Russia, located in Saint Petersburg. The shipyard's building ways can accommodate ships of up to , 250 meters in length and 35 meters in width...

  • Severnaya Verf
    Severnaya Verf
    Severnaya Verf is a shipyard in Saint Petersburg and major shipyard producing both naval and civilian ships. Originally was founded exclusively for military shipbuilding....

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