Russian cruiser Pamiat Merkuria (1878)
|Launched:||10 May 1880|
|Struck:||7 April 1907|
|Displacement:||2,997 long tons (3,045 t)|
|Length:||90 m (295 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)|
|Draught:||5.97 m (19 ft 7 in)|
|Propulsion:||1 shaft horizontal compound steam engine, 6 boilers, 2,450 hp (1,830 kW)|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
|Range:||1,560 nmi (2,890 km)|
|Complement:||12 officers and 331 men|
Pamiat' Merkuria (Russian: Память Меркурия) was an unarmored cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy. She was initially named Yaroslavl (Russian: Ярославль), but was renamed on 9 April 1883. She was a barque-rigged steel and iron ship with a ram bow. She had two unprotected 152 mm (6 in) guns as bow and stern chasers and the other four in unprotected sponsons on the upper deck. Her torpedo tubes were on swivels above water. She was reputedly a good sea boat.
She spent her career assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
- Conway's, p. 192
- Robert Gardiner, ed. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4.
Media related to Cruiser Pamyat' Merkuriya at Wikimedia Commons
- Pamiat Merkuria on Black Sea Fleet (Russian)