The monitor Rusalka was built for the Imperial Russian navy in St. Petersbrung, and was launched in 1867. She had a rather boring and mundane career in the navy, and there is little or none historical events worth mentioning. She sank outside Finland 7.September 1893 with all hands lost under a journey from Reval to Helsingfors under a storm. The wreck was found in 2003 on a depth of 33 to 74 meter in open waters approx 25 kilometer south of Helsinki.

Former names:

206,0 x 42,0 x 12,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2100 displ St.Petersburg ( RU ) 1867 St.Petersburg ( RU )

Picture: Monitor Rusalka
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USS Monitor, Monitor Thor and HMAS Cerberus