WWII didn't start in the Pacific till Dec 41 so must have been an earlier conflict. I think the Russian cruiser Aurora fought in the battle of Tsu Shima in 1905 and was subsequently sunk in WWII and later salvaged. So Aurora is my guess.
The clue was as you rightly point out, the war in the Pacific and 1941.
She is berthed on the Neva and is well worth a visit, although she has been completely re-built. It must have been a hard life aboard her at the beginning if the last century.
Yes she was rather cramped. Visited here on an official tour when I was in Lenengrad (The USSR) was still operating and the usual restrictions were in place. The thing to do was rub the gun that started the Russian revolution. It Fired on the summer palace to signal the start.