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Japanese Torpedo Boats in the Baltic March 8, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Japanese Torpedo Boats in the Baltic

In 1904 the Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, ordered his Baltic navy to travel around the world to take on the Japanese (who had already destroyed Nicholas’ Pacific fleet). It proved an extraordinary ‘voyage of the damned’ as almost forty Russian ships, including five capital ships sailed towards their doom at the hands of the able […]