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Russian warship Dimitrii Donskoi 'found off South Korea'

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A Russian warship that sank 113 years ago has been found off the coast of a South Korean island, salvagers say.

The Shinil Group say they found the Dimitrii Donskoi off the coast of Ulleungdo island, east of South Korea.

Companies have claimed in the past to have found the wreck, amid historic rumours of treasure on board.

The cruiser was scuttled by her crew in 1905 after Japan's victory in the Battle of Tsushima - a key moment of the Russo-Japanese War.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44876968

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That's interesting - thanks for sharing.

 

According to Wikipedia, the ship had sails and a ram - old school!

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Sending a twenty year old cruiser to try and fight IJN was simply murder. She was hopelessly obsolete by that stage, and sadly not the only member of the "second pacific squadron" to be so.

 

Just now, Verblonde said:

That's interesting - thanks for sharing.

 

According to Wikipedia, the ship had sails and a ram - old school!

Look at the photo posted on wiki and you can even see both the ram and the sails.

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I'd pay 5 EUR for her as a Tier2 Premium. 

 

Give her a speed bost which makes all the sails go up.

 

We all know she wouldn't be worse than Mikasa. :cap_tea:

 

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11 minutes ago, jss78 said:

I'd pay 5 EUR for her as a Tier2 Premium. 

 

Give her a speed bost which makes all the sails go up.

 

We all know she wouldn't be worse than Mikasa. :cap_tea:

 

320px-DmitriyDonskoy1880-1905.jpg

Plus you might get gold/doubloons when she inevitably sinks!

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15 minutes ago, jss78 said:

I'd pay 5 EUR for her as a Tier2 Premium. 

 

Give her a speed bost which makes all the sails go up.

 

We all know she wouldn't be worse than Mikasa. :cap_tea:

 

320px-DmitriyDonskoy1880-1905.jpg

Have you actually read the specifications of this thing on wiki? 

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16.5 kts with 6x 152mm guns in casemates (3 per side) and 10x 120mm secondaries...

 

Maybe a tier -1 Premium? xD

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It is a very good thing people pass the info on. Especially due to the fact that a lot of later era ships have been salvaged and war graves violated by scrap collectors. 

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10 minutes ago, Alex_Connor said:

16.5 kts with 6x 152mm guns in casemates (3 per side) and 10x 120mm secondaries...

 

Maybe a tier -1 Premium? xD

And the range is 14 km for the 152 mm guns with 5 sec reload and 20% Fire chance, MV 900 m/s and the 10x120mm guns (secondary) range 8 km with 4 sec reload and 15 % fire chance. It will bring an interesting addition to tier 2.

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19 minutes ago, Gnirf said:

And the range is 14 km for the 152 mm guns with 5 sec reload and 20% Fire chance, MV 900 m/s and the 10x120mm guns (secondary) range 8 km with 4 sec reload and 15 % fire chance. It will bring an interesting addition to tier 2.

Don't forget, there will be a "mix-up" with the other Dmitri Donskoi leading to access to the tier 6+ version of manual secondaries and tier 9 modules.

 

And ofc, 16kts max speed with engine and 10kts max speed with sails adds up to 26kts. 

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36 minutes ago, Alex_Connor said:

16.5 kts with 6x 152mm guns in casemates (3 per side) and 10x 120mm secondaries...

 

Maybe a tier -1 Premium? xD

Don't forget that pair of 203's. One to a side, casemated, at best. :cap_like:

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11 minutes ago, lafeel said:

Don't forget that pair of 203's. One to a side, casemated, at best. :cap_like:

Well if I'm reading wiki right there are 2 versions, one has a pair of 203s one per side plus 14x 152mm that can only fire broadside like an old sailing ship, and there's a "modernised" version that has 6x 152mm 3 per side on the deck and 10x 120mm in the hull (still pretty much broadside only).

 

Does have torpedoes and 152mm belt armour though.

 

Changed my mind, let's have this thing at tier 2 after all, would be hilarious.

 

In all seriousness would love to have all these old ironclads sailing around but you'd need more tiers to make it work.

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Just now, Alex_Connor said:

Well if I'm reading wiki right there are 2 versions, one has a pair of 203s one per side plus 14x 152mm that can only fire broadside like an old sailing ship, and there's a "modernised" version that has 6x 152mm 3 per side on the deck and 10x 120mm in the hull (still pretty much broadside only).

 

Does have torpedoes and 152mm belt armour though.

 

Changed my mind, let's have this thing at tier 2 after all, would be hilarious.

 

In all seriousness would love to have all these old ironclads sailing around but you'd need more tiers to make it work.

More like a seperate mode. Even a tier 1 would tear this thing apart as they can easily stay out of their range (ie either far enough away, or out of the gun arc) due to their better mobility and tear it to shreds.

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If WG ever added this ship it would probably end up with radar lol 

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3 hours ago, Dr_Strangefruit said:

If WG ever added this ship it would probably end up with radar lol 

Junior Seaman 3rd Class Igor launches a carrier pigeon, with 12 km ship detection for 45 seconds.

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I was reading up about this particular Russo-Japanese conflict and I now see that a group in Russia wants all of the 100b dollars in gold to be given back to Russia in consolation. From what I read Russia's expansionist policy lead to this conflict in which the Japanese navy kicked the proverbial butt of the Russian navy so how exactly would it be 'right' to hand all the gold back to Russia? I know salvage rights prevail but I think it's the audacity of the claim by the group that comes across as utterly ignorant? Be interesting to hear another pop on this.

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21 hours ago, jss78 said:

We all know she wouldn't be worse than Mikasa. :cap_tea:

 

 

Amen to that !  :Smile_teethhappy:

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If the IJN could sink the russian fleet with tier II ships despite them having a tier IX with radar on their team then oh boy would I love to have seen their teamchat during the battle of Tsushima.

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22 hours ago, Aotearas said:

If the IJN could sink the russian fleet with tier II ships despite them having a tier IX with radar on their team then oh boy would I love to have seen their teamchat during the battle of Tsushima.

 

Enough salt mined to still make WG treat IJN like a mortal enemy :cap_haloween:

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