IJN Iwami. Former Russian Oryol, captured 28.5.1905 after Tsushima battle. She was capitally reconstructed. in 1914 she saw service in the siege of Tsingtao, firing at German defensive positions ashore alongside two other ex-Russian battleships and HMS Triumph. In order to
shell the city and defenses without coming under fire from coastal
artillery. She accomplished this by listing herself to increase the
range of her main battery, and fired 30 shells at three separate targets
about 10 miles away; she repeated this action the next day.
Sissoi Veliky (Russian: Сисой Великий) was a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Russian Navy in the 1890s. Sissoi Veliky sailed for the Far East with the rest of the Baltic battleships and participated in the Battle of Tsushima on May 27 1905, where she was sunk.
Battleship “Marat” was considered a symbol of the naval power of the Soviet Union. She was the most-described and filmed ship of the Country of the Soviets. In her 40-year service, rich in events, she survived four wars, but only in one of them – the Civil War – she used her main guns in an engagement with enemy warships. Only once in her career. In other conflicts, she served as a monitor rather than a battleship, shelling mainly land targets and carrying out counter-battery fire. At the end, she fell victim of the destructive power of German dive bombers. From that moment, she was a battleship only on paper. Mutilated and devoid of propulsion, she was still biting at the Germans from her remaining guns, and after the war, young pupils of the maritime craft appeared on board.
Georgii Pobedonosets was a battleship built for the Imperial Russian Navy, the fourth and final ship of the Ekaterina II class. She fired on SMS Goeben during her bombardment of Sevastopol in 1914, but spent most of the war serving as a headquarters ship in Sevastopol. She was captured by both sides during the Russian Civil War, but ended up being towed to Bizerte by the fleeing White Russians where she was eventually scrapped.