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Russian Battleship Tsesarevich

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Tsesarevich fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 190405 and was based at Port Arthur, Manchuria. Tsesarevich was the flagship of Admiral Wilgelm Vitgeft in the Battle of the Yellow Sea where she and the rest of the Pacific Squadron engaged the Japanese fleet, commanded by Admiral Togo. Durring that battle she had been hit by thirteen 12-inch and two 8-inch shells that killed 12 and wounded 47 members of her crew. Unable to return to Port Arthur because of her damage, she was forced to head for the German treaty port of Tsingtau with three destroyers for escort. Upon arrival the following day, Tsesarevich and her companions were interned and disarmed.

After the end of the war, the ship was transferred to the Baltic Fleet and helped to suppress the Sveaborg Rebellion in mid-1906. While on a Mediterranean cruise, she helped survivors of the 1908 Messina earthquake. Tsesarevich was not very active during the early part of World War I and her bored sailors joined the general mutiny of the Baltic Fleet in early 1917. Now named Grazhdanin, the ship participated in the Battle of Moon Sound in 1917, during which she was lightly damaged. The ship seized by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution in late 1917 and decommissioned the following year. Grazhdanin was scrapped in 19241925.
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Comments

Ahoy Nice build Warren very nice indeed. Well done! Cheers Sean
SEP 06, 2015 - 02:29 AM
Very nice build of a very quirky looking ship
SEP 06, 2015 - 03:06 AM
Lovely work.
SEP 13, 2015 - 11:16 PM
Hi Warren Very nice work indeed. You've done an excellent paint job with the grey color, which is really hard to do. I just love those old Russian battle ships, they are so steampunk like. This one might sneak itself on to my must have list Jacob
SEP 20, 2015 - 12:04 PM