Mere weeks after the success, Pallada was torpedoed by the German submarine U-26 along the Finnish coast. The ship blew up with the loss of all hands, becoming the first Russian battleship to sink during the war.
Name: Pallada (Paladin)
Navy: Imperial Russian Navy
Class: Bayan-class armoured cruiser
Laid down: August 1905
Launched: November 1906
Shipyard: Admiralty Shipyard, St. Petersburg
Length: 137 m
Beam: 17,5 m
Draught: 6,7 m
Displacement: 7,874 tons
Armament: Two 203 mm guns, eight 152 mm guns, twenty 75 mm guns, four 47 mm guns, two 381 mm torpedo tubes
The Pallada was an armoured cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy. During the first month of World War I, the ship succeeded in capturing German codebooks from the SMS Magdeburg. Pallada sank in October of the same year, after it had suffered a torpedo attack by the German submarine U-26.