logo

Video encyclopedia

Russian cutter Opyt

The Russian cutter Opyt (1796) was launched in 1806. The British 44-gun frigate Salsette captured Opyt in 1808 in the Baltic during the Anglo-Russian War (1807-1812) after her captain and crew put up a heroic resistance. The Admiralty took her into service as HMS Baltic. She served briefly with the British fleet under Vice-Admiral Sir James Saumarez in the Baltic before being sold in 1810.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • Russian service 

  • Capture 

  • British service