Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Russian cruiser Askold

Imperial Russian Navy armored cruiser Askold was launched on 3 March 1900 and served in the Russian Pacific Fleet during both the Russo-Japanese war and World War I. the ships five funnels gave him an easily recognizable outline,She was interned in Shanghai after the Battle of the Yellow Sea and became flagship of the Siberian flotilla in 1906. She was seized by the Royal Navy after the Russian Revolution and renamed as the hms Glory IV


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