Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Former Russian battleship Pobeda refloated by the Japanese according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 20 October 1905

Japanese Suwo ex-Russian Pobeda

An item dated Tokyo, Japan 19th reported that the Russian battleship Pobieda was refloated.(1)


1. Part of Peresvet-class battleships, preceded by Rostislav, succeeded by Potemkin, building ordered on 26 April 1889, laid down at the Baltic Works, St. Petersburg, Russia on 21 February 1899, launched on 10 May 1900, commissioned in October 1902, sunk on 7 December 1904 at Port Arthur, refloated by the Japanese on 17 October 1905, commissioned as the Suwo on October 1908, stricken in 1922 and probably broken up between 1922-1923

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