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Envelopes [Irkutsk]. Museum-ice breaker "Angara"
Envelopes [Irkutsk] - Museum-ice breaker "Angara"
Number: 43-2007 (Russia)
Date: 18 October 2006
Author: Galina Korobova

Description: Ice breaker " Angara " - the only thing from the first courts of the icebreaking type, kept up to now.

The order for its construction has been issued by the Russian government in the end of 1898 in England on " Sir VG Armstrong " in Newcastle.
Displacement of a vessel - 1400 t. Capacity of the machine - 1250 l. Forces. Descent of "Angara" solemnly, with , took place on July, 25th, 1900 in full readiness, similarity with "Ermak" - a child of the same firm, the first-ever linear ice breaker. The sizes of a vessel: the length - 61 m, width - 10.7 m, height of a board - 7.6 m, at full loading reached a deposit 4.7 m. For passengers of 1-st and 2-nd classes cabins on 60 places are equipped. The premise of 3-rd class on 100 places settled down in a fodder part of the ice breaker.
During the Rusich-Japanese war "Angara" took aboard 1000 person. For accommodation of a cargo and luggage there were two holds in capacity 653 m3 and carrying capacity 250 t.
the First captain of "Angara" was Iogann Fridrih Masur till 1906.

In civil war "Angara" it has been equipped by two 6-inch instruments and 4 machine guns. Last navigation of the ice breaker took place in 1962.

In May, 1987 oblispolkon Irkutsk area has made a decision " On measures on the further improvement of protection, restoration and use of monuments of history and culture in a view of decisions of XXVII congress of the CPSU ". In the accepted document there was an item: " to the Irkutsk Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies till 1.11.1987 years together with East-Siberian river shipping company to consider an opportunity of restoration and use of ice breaker " Angara ". Presidium of regional branch VOOPIK due to voluntary payments from citizens and labour collectives... Guarantees financing repair work-regenerative on ice breaker " Angara ".

As the museum " Ice breaker " Angara " is opened since 1990.
As the museum " Ice breaker " Angara " is opened since 1990.
Now "Angara" there is in a gulf at microdistrict a Solar of Irkutsk. On the ice breaker Irkutsk regional branch VOOPIK creates the cultural-ecological center. Here expositions of a study of local lore museum and a museum of the Siberian photo are developed, workers of the center spend chamber concerts to wardrooms, creative, meetings, conversations and display of thematic videofilms.

On the sketch to envelope a modern kind of ice breaker " Angara " in a gulf . Angara in microdistrict Solar of Irkutsk.
On the sketch for stemp the stylized silhouette of ice breaker " Angara ", the text.

Solemn actions on presentation of an envelope and a stamp are planned on the middle of April, 2007 and will pass directly on ice breaker " Angara "


In November 2008 to the 110- anniversary of laying at the shipyard of " Sir VG Of armstrong" in Newcastle the ice-breaker of " [Angara]" By international club [faleristike] is prepared commemorative sign with the small print run (150 pcs). Signs are prepared in the city [pobriptimom] to Irkutsk in Pfortsheim.
Is in January 2009 released a similar sign of " the Ice-breaker- ferry boat Of Baykal]".

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