Sunday, 12 March 2017

Singapore passed by large number of Russian warships in the direction of Saigon according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 10 April 1905

An item dated Singapore 10th reported the passing of the outer harbour of Singapore of 45 Russian warships towards the east probably destined for Saigon. The Russian consul stated that the hull of some of the Russian warships was covered with kelp with a length of one foot. It was believed that admiral Nielly would pick up the laggards in the Strait of Malacca. Where the Japanese warships were was not known.(1)

1. The Russo-Japanese war between 8 February 1904-5 September 1905.