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Russian cruiser Gerzog Edinburgski

The Russian armoured cruiser Gerzog Edinburgski
Career (Russia)
Name: Gerzog Edinburgski
Namesake: Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
Builder: Baltic Works
Laid down: 1870
Launched: 1875
Commissioned: 1877
Out of service: 1915
Fate: Scrapped in 1949
General characteristics
Displacement: 4,600 tons
Length: 87m
Beam: 14.6 m
Draught: 6.45 m
Speed: 12.3 knots
Range: 6,000 miles at 10 knots
Armament: 6 x 8" guns
1 x 6" gun
16 x machine guns
2 x torpedo tubes
Armor: 6" armor belt

The Gerzog Edinburgski (Герцог Эдинбургский) was an armoured cruiser built for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was a sister ship of the Russian cruiser General-Admiral (1873) and was named after Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh ( Gerzog Edinburgski in Russian) who married Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia.

The ship was originally to be named Alexander Nevski but renamed before launch. She was launched in 1875 and Served at Far East 1879–1884 and at Mediterranean Sea 1897–c.1900, used as training vessel since early 1900s. She was converted to a second line minelayer in 1908. The ship could carry 600 mines and was renamed Onega. She was hulked in 1915 as a depot ship and renamed № 4, Barrikada \ «Баррикада», № 9) after the revolution. She was broken up in 1949.


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