The Borodino battleship is the lead ship among the 5 battleships of
the Borodino Class, which had been intended to be the backbone of the
Pacifi c Ocean Fleet. In the battle of Tsushima the Borodino, having superceded
the wrecked Imperator Alexander III ship, led the battle group virtually
until the end of the day. The commander maneuvered, attempting to
cover the damaged fl agship and carry out the Admiral’s order to lead the
squadron for a breakthrough to Vladivostok.