1907-08-08 BIG BATTLESHIPS FOR THE RUSSIAN NAVY
London Times, 8 August 1907, p. 3: BIG BATTLESHIPS FOR THE RUSSIAN NAVY. ST. PETERSBURG, AUG. 7.* The navy administration intends to begin during the current year the construction of two battleships of a new type according to plans drawn up by the Ministry of Marine. Each vessel will have a displacement of 19,970 tons and, besides quickfiring guns of small calibre, will carry ten 12in. guns. The engines will be of the turbine type, and the ships will have a speed of 21 knots.
Provided by Stephen McLaughlin