Friday, 3 March 2017

Russian battleship Tsesarevich and the cruiser Bajan arrived at Sabang, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 11 November 1903

The Tsesarevich

The Bajan

An item dated Sabang, Dutch East Indies 10th reported the arrival that same day of the Russian battleship Czarewitz (1) and the cruiser Bajan (2) to bunker coal, water en provisions. More Russian warships were expected to arrive on short notice.(3)

1. Preceded by the Retvizan, succeeded by the Borodino-class. Building ordered in 20 July 1898, laid down at Compagnie des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée à la Seyne, France on 8 July 1999, launched on 23 February 1901, commissioned on 31 August 1903, renamed Grashdanin on 13 April 1917, acquired by the Soviet Union in November 1917, decommissioned in May 1918, broken up in begin 1924 and stricken on 21 November 1925.
2. Of the Bayan-class consisted of Bayan (two ships with the same name), Admiral Makarov and Pallada, preceded by Gromoboi and succeeded by Rurik. Building ordered in 1898, laid down by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seune sur Mer, France in March 1899, launched on 1 June 1900, completed in December 1902, sunk on 9 December 1904, captured by Japanese on 1 January 1905, commissioned in the Japanese navy as the Aso on 22 August 1905, stricken on 1 April 1930 and sunk when used as a target on 4 August 1932.
3. Russian and Japanese ambitions in Manchuria and Korea conflicted. The Russo-Japanese War 8 February 1904-5 September 1905 ended disastrous for Russia.