Last of the “Borodino” Class Battleships of The Imperial Russian Navy – The “Slava” was the only surviving Russian Navy Warships not to be either sunk or captured during The Battle of Tsushima, during The Russo-Japanese War (1904-05). The “Slava” was a Pre-''Dreadnought” Class Warship launched in 1905. She displaced 15,000-Tons and was 400-feet long. She stood (Beam) at 77-feet. (20) Boilers and (20 Steam Turbines powered “Slava”. She could achieve 12-mph. She Crewed 850 Men. “Slava” had Armor Plating ranging between 1 and 10-Inches throughout. Her armaments included (2) 12-Inch Main Guns, (6) 6-Inch Guns, (20) 75mm Guns and (4) 15-Inch Torpedoes.
The “Slava” was deployed to The Battle of The Gulf of Riga during World War I against The Imperial German Navy. Taking heavy fire from several Heavy German Cruisers, “Slava” (damaged) remained fighting and did not retreat. Repaired, “Slava” would participate in The Battle of Moon Sound (Baltic Sea). The Russian Fleet engaged The Germans, with “Slava” taking a full salvo which ripped her Hull. Remaining afloat long enough to evacuate her surviving Crew, “Slava” was deemed too badly damaged for repair and was sunk by Russian Cruisers.