London Times, 5 March 1907, p. 17: NAVAL PROGESS./WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION IN 1906. (Excerpt) The building programme of Russia is believed to be a formidable one, but it has been officially stated that the estimates for 1907 have been reduced from £10,400,000 to £8,000,000. The new construction includes two battleships of 21,800 tons displacement, with a speed of 21 knots, with turbine machinery and an armament of ten 12in. guns. These vessels are, it is reported, to be laid down at St. Petersburg in the spring of this year., and it is hoped to complete them within four years. During 1906 three armoured cruisers were launched, including the Rurik, at Barrow, which vessel, by the way, is described by the builders as a battleship. Two battleships of the old programmes were also launched, and a third is ready to take the water. The only other class in which activity is reported is the submarine, for which specimens and designs have been obtained from America.

The following table shows the ships building, completed, or projected in 1906:–


Dis- Date when

place- begun, launched, Where built

ment. or completed. or building.

Name. Type. Tons

St. Eustace Battleship 12,733 L’c’d Nov. 3, 1906 Nikolaieff

Ioann Zlatoust “ 12,733 Begun 1903 Sevastopol

Andrei Pervoz-

vanni “ 16,600 L’ch’d Oct., 1906 St.Petersburg


Pavel I “ 16,600 Begun 1903 St.Petersburg

“A” “ ? Projected –

“B” “ ? Projected –

Rurik Ar. Cruiser 15,190 L’ch’d Nov., 1906 Barrow


Makaroff “ 8,000 L’ch’d May, 1906 La Seyne

Pallada “ 8,000 L’ch’d Nov., 1906 St.Petersburg

Bayan “ 8,000 Begun 1905 St.Petersburg

Provided by Stephen McLaughlin