Battle of Tsushima

Late Tsarist Russia

Russia 1905.0527

Battle of Tsushima

Late Tsarist Russia (27 May 1905)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

Japanese naval dominance in the east allowed them to occupy Korea and land in south Manchuria. After a long siege, they captured the Russian naval base of Port Arthur. Meanwhile the Russians sent their Baltic Sea fleet halfway around the world only to have the Japanese destroy it at Tsushima.

Main Events

Russian Baltic Fleet, bound for the Far East, fires on British trawlers in Dogger Bank, killing 3 fishermen

Russians agree to surrender Port Arthur to Japanese army

Japanese destroy Russian fleet in Tsushima Straits

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