Dimitrii Donskoi - Дмитрий Донской

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Dimitri Donskoi was an armored cruiser laid down by JSC Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg in May 1881 for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was launched in August 1883 and entered service two years later. She spent most of her time sailing in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. She was after hostilities broke out between Russia and Japan, assigned to 2nd Pacific Squadron and set sail for Vladivostok 15. October 1904. In the Battle of Tsushima Strait she was engaged several times by Japanese forces, and after the second engagement 28. May 1905 she was badly damaged and was anchored up outside Ulleungdo. Due to the damaged she had received she was scuttled the next morning. The wreck was found in the early 2000's one nautical mile east of the island Ullenungdo on a depth of 420 meter.

Former names:
Dimitri Donskoi -
Дмитрий Донской

306,5 x 58,1 x 25,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5882 displ ( std )
St. Petersburg ( RU ) 1883
Vladivostok ( RU )

Picture: Dimitrii Donskoi in 1893
Courtesy of SMU Central University Libraries

Last updated: March 2019