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Name: ILIA MUROMETS
Type: Ice Breaker
Launched: 25/11/1915
Completed: 12/1915
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 994
Dimensions: 1664grt, 672nrt, 200.1 x 50.5 x 18.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (21.5, 35.5 & 58 x 36ins), 721nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/1915 Government of Russia
1923 French Navy; renamed POLLUX
1940 British Royal Navy
1946 French Government
1951 Renamed TELEMAQUE
No later history known
Comments: 29/12/1920: Laid up at Bizerta pending sale in 1923
1927: Rebuilt as a minelayer
03/07/1940: Seized by UK & used as a radar training ship
1951: Hulked
07/1963: Condemned, presumed broken up


Above photo as POLLUX courtesy of Photoship