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The RUS Pallada was the lead ship in the Pallada-class of protected cruisers in the Imperial Russian Navy. It was built in Admiralty Shipyard, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The new class was a major improvement on previous Russian cruisers, although the armor protection was light.
In the initial Japanese attacks on Port Arthur on the night of 8 February 1904, the Pallada was torpedoed on the port side amidships, but despite a fire in its coal bunker, it was not seriously damaged.
In August 1904 at the Battle of the Yellow Sea, after being struck by a torpedo, the Pallada managed to make its way back to Port Arthur, and was thus unable to break through the Japanese blockade along with a number of other Russian cruisers. Thereafter, Pallada was trapped in the harbor. Its guns were removed to help strengthen the land defenses and most of its crew was reassigned to serve as infantry. The Pallada was sunk by Japanese 11-inch siege howitzers on 8 December 1904.
For the record of the Pallada after being captured by Japan, see Japanese cruiser Tsugaru.
After the end of the war, the wreck of the Pallada was raised and towed to Japan, where it was repaired and commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy as a prize of war. Renamed the Tsugaru, it served as a training vessel and later as a minelayer until decommissioned in 1922 and sunk as a target in 1924.