Russo Japanese War

Baltic Fleet redeploys
Russian admiral leading the Baltic Fleet towards Tsushima Straights, Russo-Japanese War ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1904 Oct 15

Baltic Fleet redeploys

Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast,

Meanwhile, the Russians were preparing to reinforce their Far East Fleet by sending the Baltic Fleet, under the command of Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky. After a false start caused by engine problems and other mishaps, the squadron finally departed on 15 October 1904, and sailed halfway around the world from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific via the Cape Route around the Cape of Good Hope in the course of a seven-month odyssey that was to attract worldwide attention. 


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