"Varyag", Russian cruiser, had a fascinating, rich and sad history. She will always be the pride of the Russian fleet.
Conflicting statements in the captions here.
What a terrific story.
But “multirole aircraft carrier”……..I wonder what was considered naval aircraft in 1898…?…The cannon projectile……??
Cruiser was built 1898 – if it was aircraft carrier in soviet navy, it cannot be before year 1917
The name was to be REUSED on a carrier. This story is about the ORIGINAL ship.
There are 2 tall masts on the ship. Were they for radio communication already?
They look too small for sail considering the hull.
They were used for hoisting signal flags and for lookout positions. And could be used as cranes for lifting stores and supplies aboard too.
Does anyone know what the diagonal “pipes”” on the sides were for?
They are booms for extending anti-torpedo nets out from the hull.
The diagonal “pipes” on the side are the booms for the anti-torpedo nets. They could be lowered to horizontal and a net suspended from the ends to form a barrier around the ship when at anchor.
What he means is that there was a later ship named “Varyag,” an aircraft carrier. Many navies reuse famous ship names, such as the U.S. Navy’s “Enterprise.” These are wonderful pictures, and the English captions are better than anything I could write in Russian.
The story about the modern guided-missile cruiser Varyag was on here about three weeks ago. It is not an aircraft carrier.
The first Varyag ship was a ship of the old Imperial Navy. Confiscated by the British in 1917, and later sank in 1920.
The current Varyag is a “slava” class missile cruiser. Together with the Kirov class battle-cruisers, they are often called carrier-killers. It is NOT an aircraft carrier.
The Varyag is also the name popularly used to describe the hull of what would have been the second ship of the Kusnetsov class carriers. It was not completed and was later sold to China.
This was really interesting, well done!
There were/are three ships named Varyag, the cruiser circa 1900, the missile cruiser and now there is an aircraft carrier which has been sold to the Chinese.
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