Russian cruiser General-Admiral (1873)

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The Russian armored cruiser General-Admiral
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Name: General Admiral
Laid down: 1870
Launched: 1873
Fate: Scrapped in 1938
General characteristics
Class and type: General-Admiral-class cruiser
Displacement: 4,600 tons
Speed: 12.3 knots
Range: 6,000 miles at 10 knots
Armament: 6 x 8" guns
1 x 6" gun
16 x machine guns
2 x torpedo tubes
Armor: 6" armor belt

General-Admiral was a warship of the Imperial Russian Navy, and is generally considered as the first true armored cruiser.[1] She had a sister ship, the Gerzog Edinburgski.

She was launched in 1873, and scrapped in 1938.


  1. Beeler, p222


  • Beeler, John Francis (1997). British Naval Policy in the Gladstone-Disraeli Era. San Francisco: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0804729816. 

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