- Country of manufactureRussia
- Weight200 g
Near Primorsky Boulevard, at some distance from the city embankment among waves the majestic Corinthian column strengthened on massive pedestal rock from granite blocks towers. At its top - the proud bronze eagle with raskinuty wings holding laurel wreath and anchor. This monument which general height reaches nearly 17 m will be erected in memory of the ships of the Black Sea fleet sacrificed during the Crimean war during the First heroic defense of Sevastopol. There was it in 1854-1855. To block to enemies way from the sea, command has made the hard decision: to flood part of own fleet in bay. The crew of vessel on which this sad lot has fallen has joined ranks of infantry divisions. The legend says that one of the ships - "Three Prelates" - long did not manage to be flooded, despite active firing. And only when seamen have remembered the icon forgotten onboard and have taken away it, the vessel has drowned. The monument to the Flooded ships is represented on the coat of arms and flag of Sevastopol and is the main symbol of the hero town.