|Peresviet Class Battleships of the Russian Navy. Photographs and history of the Russian Battleships of the Peresviet Class, including Peresviet, Oslibia and Pobieda, from their launch in 1898 - 1900.|
|Peresviet||May 1898||Sank on 4th January 1917.|
|Oslibia||November 1898||Sank at Tsushima on 27th May 1905.|
|Pobieda||May 1900||Scrapped 1922.|
The Russian Battleship Peresviet in 1902
The Peresviet was one of a group of three Russian battleships which were very heavy and ugly, but which had great fighting capacity. Their displacement was 12,674, and the continuous sea speed was about 16 knots. The Peresviet had a continuous belt of Harveyised nickel steel made in Russia, which extended nearly the whole length of the ship. She carried four 10 ins guns mounted in pairs in two turrets and eleven 6 in quick firers as well as some smaller guns. The turrets and 6 in guns were well protected but there was a weakness about the defence below the bases of the turrets.
Battleship Pobieda in 1902.
Battleship Pobieda in 1902. Launched in 1900, displacement 12,674 tons, speed 19 knots. Length of 435 ft.