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Originally launched in 1895 as an auxiliary cruiser and used as an Imperial Yacht, (yes 1895) she was extensively rebuilt by the Soviets in the 1930's and converted into a mine layer, of which she carried 390 of them. She operated in the Baltic, and acted as the Flagship of a fleet of Sweepers and Mine Layers. With in hours of the German Invasion, the Marti was one of the first Red Navy vessels to begin wartime operations.