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Chesma (Russian: Чесма, also transliterated Tchésma) was the second ship of the Ekaterina II-class battleships built for the Imperial Russian Navy in the 1880s. Named after the Russian victory at the Battle of Chesma in 1770, she was built by the Russian Steam Navigation Company at Sevastopol. When the ship was completed, she proved to be very overweight, which meant that much of her waterline armor belt was submerged. She served in the Black Sea Fleet until she was turned over to the Sevastopol port authorities and decommissioned in 1907. This chromolithograph print is dated 1892.Print credit: Stadler and Pattinot, after Vasily Ignatius; restored by Adam Cuerden

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