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Name: ST ALEXANDRE NEVSKY
Type: Icebreaker
Launched: 23/12/1916
Completed: 06/1917
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 905
Dimensions: 3375grt, 1330nrt, 264.2 x 64.1 x 21.2ft
Engines: 3 x T3cyl (24.5, 38 & 61 x 39ins), 1038nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 3 x Screws (1 x forward, 2 x aft)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/1917 Government of Russia, Vladivostok
09/1917 British Royal Navy; renamed HMS ALEXANDER
08/1921 Russian Government; renamed ST ALEXANDRE NEVSKY
1923 Renamed LENIN, registered at Leningrad
1957 Renamed VLADIMIR ILYICH
1977 Broken up
Comments: 09/1917: Seized while still in UK and commissioned into Royal Navy
10/1943: Damaged by torpedo in the Kara Sea
1946-1947: Repaired in the UK
04/1968: Withdrawn from service
1977: Broken up


Above photo as LENIN in Liverpool 1947