Research vessel Vityaz was built in 1939 German cargo ship Mars. After the WW2 Mars fell into British hand and was renamed Empire Forth and the ship was transferred to Soviet Union as war reparation in 1946 and renamed Equator. She was converted to research ship in 1947-48 and renamed Vityaz. She made her last trip in 1979 and remained derelict in Kaliningrad. She has since been restored and has been at her current berth since 1994.
By Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-26 14:56:57