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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:15 pm

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Rossiya (Russian: Россия)
Operator: Imperial Russian Navy
Builder: Baltic Works, St. Petersburg
Laid down: October 1893, Launched: 30 April 1896, Commissioned: Late 1896
Type: Armored cruiser
Displacement:12,195 long tons (12,391 t)
Length:485’ (147.8 m) Beam:66.6’ (20.3 m) Draught:26.2’ (8.0 m)
Installed power:14,500 ihp. (10,800 kW.) + 2,500 ihp. (1,864 kW.)
Propulsion:3 shafts, 2 vertical triple expansion steam engines + 1 VTE cruising engine, 32 Belleville water-tube boilers, 19 kn. Range: 7,740 nm. at 10 kn. Complement:839 officers and crewmen.
Armament:
4 × 1 – 8” (203 mm)/45 guns
16 × 1 – 6” (152 mm)/45 guns
12 × 1 - 75-millimeter (3.0 in)/50 guns
20 × 1 - 47-millimeter (1.9 in)/43 guns
18 × 1 - 37-millimeter (1.5 in)/23 guns
5 × 15” (381 mm) torpedo tubes
Armor:
Belt: 5–8” (127–203 mm)
Deck: 2–3” (51–76 mm)
Conning tower: 12” (305 mm)

The Rossia was considerably damaged by Japanese armoured cruisers at Ulsan in 1904, but could still steam well, despite heavy casualties. In 1906 the Rossiya (or Rossija) had a major refit which included an extra six 6 inch guns fitted in sponsons on the upper deck. as well as an extra three 3-inch guns added/ and this time the three torpedo tubes were removed. Interesting history of the ship was she was fitted out as a royal yacht before the war. She was employed in the Baltic during World War One, at times as a minelayer. Finally scrapped in 1922 in Kiel (Germany)
(Russia 2006, 12 P. StG.?) 1st. ship right in the margin.
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