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 |        Almaz
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Orlitsa (1915-1918)
Orlitsa Type: Seaplane tenders
Other names: Sovet
Displacement: 3800
Aircraft capacity: 4+1
Fate: sold as merchant ship
  • She was launched in 1903 in UK.
  • In 1913 she was bought by Russia as "Imperatritsa Alexandra" steamer.
  • In 1915 she was converted to the seaplane carrier and renamed "Orlitsa". She carrier 4 aircraft + one non-assembled in hold. She was commissioned in the Baltic Fleet.
  • In Autumn 1915 she covered Russian ships near Courland coast.
  • On July 4th, 1916 her airplanes shot down 2 German aircraft.
  • In 1918 she was renamed by bolshviks as "Sovet" and transferred to civil organization. The further fate is unclear.


    Took part in wars:
    World War 1 - Eastern Front (1914-1918)

    Aircraft:
    Russian Empire
          Grigorovich M-9/M-15 [ 1 ].

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