Saturday, 29 July 2017

Russian naval commission advices building armoured ships instead of cruisers according to the Dutch magazine Machineblad dated 1903-1904 no. 5

An item referred o the Army and Navy Journal reporting that a special commission of naval experts investigated which kind of warships was really needed by the Russian navy and now handed a report over to the department of navy. Main conclusions were not to built no longer 3.000 en 6.000 tons and more cruisers but instead armoured ships of at least 6.000 tons, heavily armoured and armed with the highest possible speed. Furthermore was the torpedo boat weapon considered to be of high interest.