The battleship 'Knyaz Suvorov' was laid down on Septem'ber 8th 1901 in Saint Peters'burg. Commissioned as part of the 2nd Pacific fleet it partici'pated briefly in the famous Tsushima battle in May 1905. The battleship was the flagship of and commanded by vice admiral Z.P.Rozhestvensky. Almost at the very start of the battle the vessel suffered severe damage, a fire took hold and many ratings and officers were trapped and killed. The brave survivors continued to fight from the few undamaged guns but the ship was too badly damaged to be saved and the brave battleship 'Knyaz Suvorov' was eventually sunk after numerous attacks by Japanese torpedo boats.