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Before the Great October Revolution, turret gunboats of the “Shkval”-type were also called canoner riverboats of the 2nd rank (turret boats). These gunboats, and later the Soviet monitors, served in the Amur Warship Flotilla. The turret gunboats of the “Shkval”-type were the first in the world armored river ships with diesel engines, as well as the most powerful ships on the Amur River.
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