Thursday, 15 March 2018

Rebuilding the Russian navy according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1905 no. 3

An item reported that for the rebuilding of the Russian navy a budget of 400 million crones was approved for realizing a 5 years program including 16 battleships, 18 cruisers, 150 torpedo cruisers, 10 mine steamships and 4 floating workshops.

A second item mentioned that the budget was to be spent within the next 10 years. Approved and to be delivered within 3-5 years was the building of 8 battleships of the Slava-type, 8 of the Andrej Pervozvanji type, 8 cruisers of the Bajan type, 6 of the improved Nowik type, 6 of the Bogatyr type, 50 torpedo cruisers of 500 ton, 100 such vessels of 150, 240 and 350 tons displacement, 10 torpedo depot ships of the Jenissei type and 4 workshops of the Kamcatka type.