The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

“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”.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

Armament of “Gromoboi”.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

In the deck cabin.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

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

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

“Gromoboi” and “Rurik”.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

“Gromoboi”.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

On the deck.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

1901.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

In the dock of Vladivostok, 1901-1905.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

1900s.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

1904.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

1901-1905.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

1901.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

Winter 1903-1904.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

It also took part in the Russo-Japanese war. In August, 14th, 1904 it was seriously damaged in Korea Strait. Losses in personnel – 91 killed and 185 wounded.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The armoured cruiser after the battle in Korea Strait, August 1904.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

Chief cabin after the fight of Aug. 1, 1904.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

Destructions after the battle.

In October, 13th, 1904 it crashed in the Gulf of Pos’eta and it had been repaired till February 1905.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

75 mm weapon is being repaired, 1900s.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

In May, 24th, 1905 it tripped a mine near Russkiy island and came back into service only in September 1905.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

After the overhaul in 2011.

Then it was participating in WWI.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

In Melbourne, 1911.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

1913.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

In low water, 1923.

During the repair works of 1915-1916 the artillery weapons were strengthened to 6-203 mm and 20-152 mm. In the end of 1918 it was removed from service and left in Kronstadt. In 1922 it was sold to Germany for demolition, however during the towing it was thrown ashore in the outer harbor of Liepaja and was scrapped right there.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The last days of “Gromoboi”.

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

The Story of One Russian Armoured Cruiser

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  1. Apparently Peter the Great liked Great Britain’s Union Jack.

    http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ru~xviii.html#1700j

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Navy_Ensign

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