An item reported that the Russian cruiser Askold (1) arrived in the 23rd Sabang, Dutch East Indies (2) coming from Colombo, Ceylon for bunkering coal and water and departed next to Japan.
1. Protected cruiser. Laid down by Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany on 8 June 1899, launched on 2 March 1900, commissioned on 25 January 1902 and broken up in 1922.
2. The Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht Jaarboek 1902-1903 reported a visit between 23-24 January 1903.