2 The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

Posted on April 29, 2013 by team

“Gromoboi” was an armoured cruiser of the Russian fleet that took part in the Russo-Japanese War and WWI. It was built in St. Petersburg under the improved project of the cruiser “Russia”. Its construction began in 1898, the cruiser was put into service in 1900.

The last ship from the series of large ocean-going armored cruisers had a better armor protection of artillery compared to its predecessors “Rurik” and “Russia”.

Armament of “Gromoboi”.

In the deck cabin.

Already in 1901 it came to the Russian Far East, the city of Vladivostok, to join the Squadron of the Pacific.

“Gromoboi” and “Rurik”.


On the deck.


In the dock of Vladivostok, 1901-1905.



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2 Responses to “The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser”

  1. RB says:

    awesome pictures thank you for posting them. That’s fascinating to see how they made them with wood and cloth.

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