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"Pallada" class, preserved cruiser AURORA, the oldest commissioned ship in the Russian Navy. Historically, the cruiser is best known for its role in the October Revolution of 1917. A blank shot was fired from her forecastle gun, which signaled the attack on the Winter Palace. Launched locally in 1900, she was completed in 1903 at the Admiralty Shipyard. Displacement tons: 6,731 Dimensions: loa: 126.8 m beam: 16.8 m draught: 7.3 m. Main engine(s): 3, triple expansion reciprocating steam engines; 24 coal-fired Belleville boilers; triple shafts. Power: 11,620 hp. Speed: 19.0. Armament: (from 1917): 14 x 152 mm guns, 4 x 76 mm AA guns, machine guns and 3 torpedo tubes (two underwater). Crew: 590.
AURORA survived the Battle of Tsushima (Russo - Japanese War) in May, 1905, having been involved in the Dogger Bank incident on the way to the Pacific.
Now a museum ship.
Kotlin Island 18/07/15.