Petropavlovsk, completed in 1914, was one the first class of Russian dreadnought battleships. She participated in the Russian civil war, and was sunk by British torpedo boats in August 1919. After salvage and repair she was renamed Marat, and underwent a major reconstruction in 1928-1931. On 23 September 1941 she was attacked by German bombers while at Kronshtadt, with the forward part of the hull destroyed, and the ship was partially sunk.
The hulk was employed as a stationary a stationary artillery battery, as seen in this photo, and was named Petropavlovsk again in 1943. By 1950 the hulk was towed to Leningrad, reclassified as an artillery training ship, and once again renamed Volkhov. The tired old ship was finally scrapped in 1953.
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