High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Velikiy Knyaz Konstantin (Russian: ) was the name of a torpedo boat tender of the Russian Navy named after the Grand Duke (Velikiy Kniaz) Konstantin of Russia, and which served in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Stepan Osipovich Makarov, a famous Russian Navy commander, was a captain of the ship. She was laid down as a passenger ship, but was fitted out as a torpedo boat tender to the design of Stepan Makarov in 1877. She carried four small torpedo boats: Chesma ( ), Sinop ( ), Navarin ( ) and Miner ( ).