Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Valentin Pikul.
The film is set on the Baltic Sea, in 1915 — 1917.
Encountering a German squadron, Senior Officer Artemyev assumed command of the ship “Novik”, “Novik” emerged victorious from the unequal battle...
Neither did the Russian sailors fail their honor on the banks of Zerel protecting the Straits of Irben and Moonzund... Source : www.lenfilm.ru