The Pauzoks at Lena River in 1881
|Name:||Pauzok Russian: Паузок|
|Class and type:||Cargo ship|
|Tonnage:||120 tonnes (130 short tons)|
|Length:||24 m (79 ft)|
|Notes:||a river flat-bottomed sail-rowing vessel|
They had one mast, length of the case to 24 metres (79 ft) and load-carrying capacity to 120 tonnes (130 short tons). Usually they accompanied the big vessels and were used for cargo transportation on shoal. Building of such courts was carried out in Northern regions of Russia, on Volga, on Lena River and in other places.
Pauzoks were rarely used independently, usually they were accompanied by a big vessel, delivering cargo to the coast or unloading cargo for overcoming rapids. Its boats are too ponderous for an independent alloy downstream; there were cases when it broke about coast; for such vessel to sit down on a bank there is a regular situation. For similar cases the vessel command has a long, thick and wide board which in Siberia is named Opleukha (Russian: оплеуха Translated: slap in the face). The part of oarsmen goes down in water and holds this board lower in the vessel and ejects the edge upwards across a current. A small dam is formed, and small rising of water raises the pauzok and it can be pushed off from a bank on a deep-water place.
- Delivery of cargoes to Lensky polar station were made on the Lena River with active use of pauzoks.
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