Friday, 28 April 2017

Russian armoured cruiser Dimitri Donskoi rearmed according to the Dutch newspaper Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1895-1896 No. 7

An item reported that the Russian armoured cruiser Dimitri Donskoi was rearmed with quick firing guns. The boilers were replaced by new type ones and the masts fitted out with fighting tops.(1)

1. Laid down by New Admiralty Shipyard, St. Petersburg, Russia in 21 May 1881, launched on 30 August 1883, completed in begin 1885, scuttled after the disastrous lost battle at Tsushima against the Japanese fleet and stricken on 28 September 1905.