The idea of ??the round battleship appeared in an 1868 report by the Scottish shipyard John Elder, by Edward Reed of the Royal Navy. Reed), but it was first proposed by British Rear Admiral Andrei Popov that the Russian Navy officially realized the push-home concept. The design revolves around a shallow draft vessel capable of navigating shallow waters such as rivers and lakes, giving it access to more battlefields than conventional, well-equipped warships can reach.
The concept also expands the displacement of armor and weapons, resulting in a (theoretically) more powerful warship than traditional designs. The end result, however, became one of the most rotatable battleships ever completed - the "Novgorod", designed to represent a class of ships of this type.
While its rounded hull has the expected armor and weapon advantages, it suffers from stability anywhere other than calm waters, and the accuracy of its primary weapon leaves something to be desired.
Only one of this unique and almost forgotten ship was built for the Russian Navy.
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Nearshore activities in support of Allied activities.
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8 x cylindrical boilers feed 6 x compound expansion steam engines, drive 6 x shafts.
(550 km | 885 km)
kts = nodes | mph = miles per hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = miles 1 kts = 1.15mph | 1 nautical mile = 1.15 kilometers | 1 nautical mile = 1.85 kilometers
Original: 2 x 11" (280 mm) rifled guns 1877: 2 x 11" (280 mm) rifled guns 2 x 4-pounder (3.4 in / 86 mm) ) Secondary Guns 1892: 2 x 11" (280 mm) front-loading rifled main guns 2 x 4 lbs (3.4 in / 86 mm) secondary guns 2 x 37 mm (1.5 in) five-barreled Hotchkiss revolving cannons.