An item reported the arrival at Woosung, China on the 16th of March of the Soviet-fleet coming from Dairen and Port Arthur. She consisted of 22 ships including a 12.000 tons cruiser. The cruiser was visited on the 18th by admiral Chén of the East China Naval Headquarters and 100 students of the naval academy at Shanghai. In a comment on this note was said that there were 2 heavy cruisers of the Kirov-class added to the Soviet Pacific Fleet although being smaller instead off 12.000 tons was their measurement 8.800 tons.
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