London Times, 12 May 1864, p. 11: THE RUSSIAN NAVY.

A large armour-plated steam ram, of between 3,000 and 4,000 tons, built by an English firm, Messrs. Charles Mitchell and Co., of Low Walker, on the Tyne, will be launched from the Government dockyard, St. Petersburg, this month, for the Russian Government. She has been built by English workmen and sent from this country, and her armour-plates have also been manufactured in England. A gunboat, built by English workmen, will also be launched about the same time.

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