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Russian battleships of the First World War and the Soviet Battleships of world war two, shown in dedicated naval web pages to the various Battleships and classes.  Use side navigational bar to battleship of interest.

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Ship Name Launch Date Fate
Sevastopol  broadside ironclad 1864 Stricken 1887
 
Petropavlovsk broadside ironclad 1864 Stricken 1885

Pervenetz Class Coast Defence Ironclads

Pervenetz 1863 Stricken 1905
Kreml 1865 Stricken 1905
Netron Menya 1864 Stricken 1905
 
Kniaz Pojarski central battery ship 1867 Stricken 1907
 
Minin turret ship 1869 Sunk 15th August 1915

Bronenosetz Class Coast Defence Monitors

Bronenosetz 1864 Stricken 1900
Edinorog 1864 Stricken 1900
Koldun 1864 Stricken 1900
Latnik 1864 Stricken 1900
Lava 1864 Stricken 1900
Perun 1864 Stricken 1900
Stryeletz 1864 Stricken 1900
Tifon 1864 Stricken 1900
Uragan 1864 Stricken 1900
Vyeshtchun 1864 Stricken 1900
 
Smerch coast defence  1864 Stricken 1900

Charodeika Class Coast Defence Turret Ships

Charodeika 1867 Stricken 1907
Russalka 1867 Lost 19th September 1893

Admiral Lazarev Class Coast Defence Turret Ships

Admiral Lazarev 1867 Stricken 1907
Admiral Spiridov    
 
Novgorod coast defence 1873 Stricken 1900 (Circular Ship)
 
Vice Admiral Popov coast defence 1875 Stricken 1900 (Circular Ship)
Petr Veliki   Turret Ship.

Iron Hulled Turret Ship built at Galernii Island and laid down on the 1st June 1869, launched 27th August 1872 and completed October 1876. The Petr Veliki joined the Baltic Fleet in 1876. her armour was made up of 22 inches of Wood incased in two 7 inch Wrought Iron Plates. having a lot of Engine problems she went to Glasgow for refit. and her engines replaced with more powerful expansion engines and her boilers replaced.  as the same refit she has her armament improved with the addition of Four 8.4 inch guns and two Torpedo Tubes added. (submerged) Used as a gunnery training ship in 1905/6. After a major refit she was renamed Respublikanets in 1917. She was hulked one year later and then converted to a mine depot ship called Barrikada. Broken up in 1959.

Displacement: 9665 tons,  Speed: 14 knots.  Crew 432  Armament: Four 12 inch guns, and six 3.4 inch guns  (see additions above)

Petr Veliki    27th August 1872 Used as a gunnery training ship in 1905/6. After a major refit she was renamed Respublikanets in 1917. She was hulked one year later and then converted to a mine depot ship called Barrikada. Broken up in 1959.
Ekaterina II Class                View Class
Tchesma 18th May 1886 Served in Black Sea Fleet in 1906. Taken off the list in 1907 and used as an experimental target.
Ekaterina II 22nd May 1886 Stricken in 1907. Served with the Black Sea Fleet in 1906. Served as coastal defence ship during WW1.
Georgi Pobiedonosets 9th March 1892 Captured by Germans in May 1918 and then transferred to the British in November 1918. Sold in 1924.
Sinop 1st June 1887 Served with the Black Sea Fleet in 1906 and then with the Battleship Brigade in 1914. Served as coastal defence ship during WW1. Captured by Germans and then transferred to British in 1918.  Broken up for scrap in 1922.
Imperator Alexander II Class
Imperator Alexander II 26th July 1887 Served with the Baltic Fleet in 1906. Used as a training ship in 1914. Renamed Zarya Svobody on 22nd May 1917 she saw action during the Bolshevik Revolution. Hulked in 1918 and stricken in 1925.
Imperator Nikolai I June 1889 Stricken 1918

Imperator Nikolai I  "Inside of the breakwater, Ponta Delgado, Azores"

Possibly en route to the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Thanks to Tom Lindsay.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  © Walker Archive. Order Code PAN155

 
Dvienadstat Apostolov barbette ship 13th September 1890 Hulked in 1912. In 1925 she was used as a dummy battleship (Kniaz Potemkin-Tavericheski) in a film. Scrapped in the late 1920s.
 
Gangut barbette ship October 1890 Lost 1897
 
Navarin turret ship 20th October 1891 Sunk 28th May 1905

Navarin  Sent in by Thomas Racine

 
Tri Svititelia turret ship 12th November 1893 Modernised in 1911-12. Captured by the German Navy in April 1918 at Sevastopol. Transferred to Britain in November 1918. Broken up in 1922.
 
Sissoli Veliki  June 1894 Scuttled and sank after Tshushima on 28th May 1905.
Admiral Ushakov Class

One of the Admiral Ushakov Class battleships. Sent in by Thomas Racine

Admiral Ushakov November 1893 Sunk on 28th May 1905.
Admiral Seniavin August 1894 Sold for scrap in 1928.
General Admiral Graf Apraksin May 1896 Sold for scrap in 1926.
Petropavlovsk Class                View Class
Petropavlovsk 9th November 1894 Sank on 13th April 1904.
Poltava 6th November 1894 Scrapped in 1923.
Sevastopol 1st June 1895 Scuttled on 2nd January 1905.
 
Rostislav 1st September 1896 Placed into reserve in 1914 but reactivated and took part in operations against Turkish installations in 1917. Captured by the Germans at Sevstopol in April 1918. She was used as an accommodation ship until captured by the British in November 1918. Used as a floating battery in 1919 and then scuttled on 16th November 1920.
Peresviet Class                     View Class
Peresviet May 1898 Sank on 4th January 1917.
Osliabia November 1898 Sank at Tsushima on 27th May 1905.
Pobieda May 1900 Scrapped 1922.
 
Pantelimon 26th September 1900 She was originally called the Kniaz Potemkin-Tavricheski but was renamed to Pantelimon in 1905 to wipe out the records of the crews mutiny. Refitted in 1910, 1915 and 1916. Her original name was reinstated on 13th April 1917 but promptly changed again to Borets za Svobodu in May. Captured by the German Navy in April 1918 at Sevastopol. Transferred to Britain in November 1918. Broken up in 1922.
 
Retvisan October 1900 Used as a target ship and sunk on July 1924.

Retvizan. Sent in by Thomas Racine

Retvizan   Sent in by Thomas Racine

 
Tsesarevich 23rd February 1901 Transferred to the Baltic Fleet she was refitted and renamed Grashdanin on 13th April 1917. Bomber by German battleship Kronprinz in the Gulf of Riga on 17th October 1917 but escaped. Hulked in May 1918 and eventually sold to German breakers. Broken up in 1924.
Borodino Class               View Class
Borodino 8th September 1901 Sunk 27th May 1905
Imperator Alexander III 3rd August 1901 Sunk 27th May 1905
Orel 19th July 1902 Scrapped 1922
Kniaz Suvarov 25th September 1902 Sunk 27th May 1905
Slava 29th August 1903 Refitted during world war one. Scuttled by a torpedo from Turkmenets-Stavropolski on 17th October 1917 after damage inflicted by the German battleship Konig. Broken up in 1935.
Iaonn Zlatoust Class
Evstafi 3rd November 1906 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Captured by the German Navy in May 1918 and then transferred to the British. Broken up in 1922.
Ioann Zlatoust 14th May 1906 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Captured by the German Navy in May 1918 and then transferred to the British. Broken up in 1922.
Imperator Pavel I Class                 View Class
Andrei Pervozvanny 20th October 1906 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Refitted during 1916-17. Captured by the Bolsheviks in October 1917 she took part in the Revolution and Civil War. She was damagedby a torpedo from British ship CMB88 at Kronstadt on 18th August 1919. Taken off list in 1924.
Imperator Pavel I 7th September 1907 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Refitted during 1916-17.Renamed Respublika on 29th April 1917 and laid up in September 1918. Sold in November 1923.
Gangut Class
Gangut 7th October 1911 Renamed Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya on 27th May 1925. Scrapped 1959.
Petropavlovsk (Renamed Marat) 9th September 1911 Served in the Active Squadron of the Baltic Fleet. Sunk on 17th August 1919 by torpedoes from CMB31 and CMB88. Damaged beyond repair on 23rd September 1941.
Poltava 10th July 1911 Severe fire damage meant she was not repaired but was used for experimental purposes. Renamed Frunze on 7th January 1926, repairs though started were never complete. Sunk in Leningrad in 1941 but raised in 1944 and broken up in the mid 1950s.
Sevastopol (Renamed Parizhskaya Komuna) 27th June 1911 Renamed to Parizhskaya Komuna on 31st March 1921. Scrapped in 1957.
Imperatritsa Mariya Class                    View Class
Imperatritsa Mariya 1st November 1913 Capsized and sank on 20th October 1916due to an explosion of propellants. Wreck was raised on 18th June 1918 and scrapped in 1922.
Volya 15th April 1914 Renamed from Imperator Alexander III on 29th April 1917. Captured by the German Navy and served with them until transferred to the British. Sent to Turkey in April 1919 and renamed on 17th October as General Alekseev. Sold in 1924 and broken up in 1936.
Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya 6th June 1914 Renamed from Ekaterina II on 27th June 1915. Renamed again to Svobodnaya Rossiya on 29th April 1917. 
 
Imperator Nikolai I 18th October 1916 Never completed, the hull was destroyed by the allies in 1919 and broken up in 1923/4.
Borodino Class                View Class
Borodino 1st July 1915 Never completed it was broken up in 1923.
Izmail 27th June 1915 Never completed it was broken up in 1931.
Kinburn 30th October 1915 Never completed it was broken up in 1923.
Navarin 9th November 1916 Never completed it was broken up in 1923.
 

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 A Mosquito Mk.BIX above the clouds in late 1943.  Mosquito B.IX LR503 holds the record for the most combat missions flown by a single Allied bomber in the Second World War, serving 213 sorties.

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 High above the trenches in April 1918, 74 Squadron engage the famed JG 1 led by the renowned ace baron von Richthofen in his distinctive bright red DR 1. Edward Mick mannock flying a SE5.a diving down top engage another Fokker Dr1 as the red baron flies past momentarily catching each others eyes. The new CO of 74 squadron, major Grid Caldwell MC (bar) New Zealands top ace can be seen above entering the dog fight. But it would be Mannock who would go on to great fame. with 61 confirmed victories and to win the VC, DSO (bar) and MC (bar) After 74 squadron he replaced Billy Bishop of CO 85 Squadron on the 3rd July 1918, scoring 46 victories in the Se5.a He was killed by ground fire near Lestram, France on the 26th July 1918. his Victoria Cross being gazetted on the 18th July 1919. The red baron CO of the Richthofens Flying circus didnt survive the month, also killed by ground fire on the 24th April, he was buried by the Allies with full military honours.

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 Phantom II of US Marine Corps, VMFA-531 (Grey Ghosts) Vietnam, Danang April 1965.

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 En route to the dams of the Ruhr Valley, the first wave of three specially adapted Avro Lancasters roar across the Dutch wetlands on the night of 16 -17th May 1943 led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, their mission to breach the Mohne and Eder dams, thus robbing the German war machine of valuable hydro-electric power and disrupting the water supply to the entire area.  Carrying their unique, Barnes Wallis designed 'Bouncing Bomb' and flying at just 30m above the ground to avoid radar detection, 617 Squadron's Lancasters forged their way into the enemy territories, following the canals of the Netherlands and flying through forest fire traps below treetop height to their targets.  Gibson's aircraft ('G'-George) is nearest with 'M'-Mother of Fl/Lt Hopgood off his port wing and 'P'-Peter (Popsie) of Fl/Lt Martin in the distance.

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 A swordfish from HMS Warspite on patrol off the coast of Egypt, near the port of Alexandria.

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 The Leander class cruiser HMS Orion is shown departing Grand Harbour Malta late in 1945.

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 The battered Bismarck fires its final salvos, during the last stage of the battle, 27th May 1941.
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 Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead for light repairs.  This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

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 The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood a the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.

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 The key to Nelsons victories always lay in his meticulous planning and the Battle of Copenghagen was no exception as he used his fleet to first destroy the Danish floating defences so that his bomb vessels could be brought up to bombard the city itself. The Danes eventually capitulated, but they had fought hard and over 2,000 men had died on both sides before the end of the battle. In this view, HMS Elephant, carrying the flag of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, dominates the scene as the battle gathers intensity. British ships depicted, left to right, are the Glatton (54), Elephant (74), Ganges (74) and Monarch (74)

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 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 2009.  Troops of the 2nd Mercian Regiment 19th Light Brigade engaged on compound searches during Operation Panchai Palang.

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Champion racing horse West Tip at Cheltenham race course.

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