|The wreck of the cruiser Pamiat Merkuria/Komintern at the mouth of the Khobi River.|
|Komintern sometime between 1924 and 1935.|
Pamiat Merkuria spent her entire career in the Black Sea. Her career was uneventful until the outbreak of World War One. In November 1914, the Turkish Navy sortied into the Black Sea with their new acquisitions from Germany, the battlecruiser Goeben and the cruiser Breslau. Pamiat Merkuria was escorting a fleet of Russian battleships and they clashed with the Turkish ships on 18 November. Pamiat Merkuria would have additional encounters with Breslau during the early years of the war. She later shelled Turkish forts in the Bosporus and German-held oil facilities in Romania.
|Wreck of Komintern, taken in 1973. (citation)|
|The wreck of Pamiat Merkuria/Komintern is still visible to left.|