JEAN FERRAT - POTEMKINE + LYRICS. Ferrat chante Potemkine. Russian battleship Potemkin. The Russian battleship Potemkin (Russian: Князь Потёмкин Таврический, Kniaz Potemkin Tavritchesky, "Prince Potemkin of Tauris") was a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet.
The ship was made famous by the rebellion of the crew against their oppressive officers in June 1905 (during the Russian Revolution of 1905). It later came to be viewed as an initial step towards the Russian Revolution of 1917, and was the basis of Sergei Eisenstein's silent film The Battleship Potemkin (1925). Following the mutiny in 1905, the ship's name was changed to Panteleimon. Beshoffs of Howth. A meeting with the only living survivor of the Potemkin, Ivan Be.