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Protected Cruiser Aurora

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Protected Cruiser Aurora...

Russian Protected Cruiser Aurora, built in1900, she was at the battle of Tsushima, on the 25th October 1917 a blank shot from her fed gun signaled the assault on the Winter Palace the final phase of the October revolution.

She also was used a battery in the defense of Leningrad, although she was sunk at her moorings by German bombers

She was raised & restored 1945-47 and became a museum ship on the River Neva.

The Pictures were taken from a river cruise whilst on a visit to St Petersburg August 2011.

Edit Note:
The close ups are cropped from the large original resolution images.

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About the Author

About SimonHeathwood (RedDuster)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

1961 Built, Served in the Merchant Navy as a Deck Cadet 1978-82 3/0 1982 made redundant, thence Plymouth Polythechnic 1982-85, Bsc In nautical science, been working shoreside in the Shipping Industry since then as Ship Operator / Broker. I have been building models since I was five, first model ...


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