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Russian Battleship Poltava (1911) (Paperback) Loot Price: R467 Discovery Miles 4 670
Russian Battleship Poltava (1911) (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
Russian Battleship Poltava (1911) (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

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Russian Battleship Poltava (1911) (Paperback)

Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn; Edited by Jesse Russel, Ronald Cohn

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Poltava was the second of the Gangut-class battleships of the Imperial Russian Navy built before World War I. The Ganguts were the first class of Russian dreadnoughts. She was named after the Russian victory over Charles XII of Sweden in the Battle of Poltava in 1709. She was completed during the winter of 1914-15, but was not ready for combat until mid-1915. Her role was to defend the mouth of the Gulf of Finland against the Germans, who never tried to enter, so she spent her time training and providing cover for mine laying operations. She was laid up in 1918 for lack of trained crew and suffered a devastating fire the following year that almost gutted her. Many proposals were made to reconstruct or modernize her in different ways for the next twenty years, but none were carried out. While all this was being discussed she served as source of spare parts for her sister ships and was used as a barracks ship. She was finally struck from the Navy List in 1940 and scrapping began at a very leisurely rate. She was intentionally grounded in late 1941 to prevent her from being sunk in some inconvenient location by the Germans. She was re-floated in 1944 and scrapped beginning in 1949.


Imprint: Book on Demand
Country of origin: Russian Federation
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Jesse Russell • Ronald Cohn
Editors: Jesse Russel • Ronald Cohn
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-5-510-65348-9
Barcode: 9785510653489
Categories: Books
LSN: 5-510-65348-5

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