Thursday, 29 June 2017

Russian protected cruiser Askold visited several harbours in the Dutch East Indies in 1913-1914

According to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1913-1914 visited the Russian cruiser Ascold in 1913-1914 Sabang between 29 December 1913-8 January 1914, Tandhong Priok 11-25 January 1914, Surabaya 27 January-1 February 1914, Makassar 23-26 October 1914 and Balikpapan 10-13 February 1914.(1)

1. Laid down at the Germaniawerft at Kiel, Germany on 8 June 1899, launched on 2 March 1900, commissioned on 25 January two years later, in March-December 1916 at Toulon, France refitted including replacement of her guns, demobilized after December 1917, seized in Kola Bay in 1918 by the British Royal Navy and taken in service as the HMS depot ship Glory IV at Gareloch, Scotland, due to her bad condition the Soviet government wasn’t interested in getting her back and she was broken up in 1922 at Hamburg, Germany.