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'Novgorod', circular Rusian ironclad, 1875.

Wells, J R

'Novgorod', circular Rusian ironclad, 1875.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Plate taken from the 'Illustrated London News'. The 'Novgorod', which measured 101 feet in diameter and carried two 11-inch guns, was screw-propelled and driven by 8 eight steam engines. The design, by Vice-Admiral Povov for the Rusian navy, was intended to provide a stable platform on which to mount the guns. The low draught was intended to allow the ship to provide defense in inland waters.

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