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      Dreadnought "Imperatritsa Maria"  

The Russian Imperatritsa Maria V Class battleship consisted of two battleships, The Imperatritsa and the Imperator Alexander III. The Imperatritsa Maria had a very short life. While at Sevastopol on the 20th October 1916 the battleship blew up due to a spontaneous ignition of her cordite ( there were rumors of sabotage ). The capsized hull was raised during 1918, but the possibilities of re building the battleship were considered but eventually the the ship was broken up in 1927.

Builder: Russud Yard, Nikolayev
Laid down 06/11/1911
Launched 10/13/1913
Commissioned 08/25/1915
Displacement 24,000 tons full load
Dimensions 168 x 27.43 x 9 meters
Speed 21.5 knots
Propulsion Steam turbines, 25 boilers, 4 shafts, 42,000 hp
Armor 5-11 inch belt, 3 inch decks, 10 inch barbettes, 12 inch turrets, 12 inch CT
Guns 4x3 305-mm, 20 130-mm, 5 75-mm
Ect. armament 4x18" torpedo tubes
Crew 1386
excluded 10/26/1916
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