70141 - Second Class Cruiser Almaz, 1903, 1/700
Almaz (in Russian language: Алмаз - "Diamond") was a 2nd-class cruiser in the Imperial Russian Navy, built by Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as a yacht for Viceroy Alexeev, the naval minister of the Russian Empire.
Almaz was commissioned into the Baltic Fleet in 1903. She took part in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and fought at the Battle of Tsushima. In 1907 she was reclassified as an Aviso. In 1911 she was part of the Black Sea Fleet, and was rebuilt as a seaplane tender in 1914. In 1920 she was interned at Bizerta with the remainder of Tsarist Wrangel Fleet.
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