Petropavlovsk was the first Russian battleship that compared favorably with contemporary European designs. She was the flagship of the Russian First Pacific Squadron during the Russo-Japanese War. Tragically, she struck a mine while maneuvering to engage the Japanese fleet, resulting in her destruction and the death of Vice-Admiral Makarov, commander of the fleet and regarded as the most able Russian commander. I built this model a while ago as part of a long-term & ongoing project to build representatives of the Russian predreadnoughts from Navarin through Borodino classes. Hope you guys like it.