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  Battle of Tsushima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Tsushima (Japanese: 対馬海戦, tsushima-kaisen, Russian: Цусимское сражение), commonly known as the "Sea of Japan Naval Battle" (Japanese: 日本海海戦, nihonkai-kaisen) in Japan, was the last and most decisive sea battle of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905.
The Tsushima Strait is the body of water eastwards of the Tsushima Island group located midway between the Japanese island of Kyushu and the Korean Peninsula, the shortest and most direct route from Indochina.
At the battle of Tsushima Admiral Togo was the officer commanding in Mikasa (the other divisions being commanded by Vice Admirals, Rear Admirals, Commodores and Captains and Commanders for the destroyer divisions).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima   (1659 words)

  
 Tsushima Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tsushima Strait lies between Korea and Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.
The Tsushima Strait is the broader eastern channel to the east and southeast of Tsushima Island, with the Japanese islands of Honshu to the east and northeast, and Kyushu and the Goto Islands to the south and southeast.
It is narrowest south-east of Shimono-shima, the south end of Tsushima Island proper, constricted there by nearby Iki Island, which lies wholly in the strait near the tip of Honshu.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tsushima_Strait   (854 words)

  
 The History of the Russian Navy. The Russo-Japanese War.
On the eve of the Battle of Port Arthur, at the Korean port of Chemulpo, the Japanese had already blockaded the first-rated cruiser Varyag [Viking] and the gunboat Koreyets.
An hour into the battle, on the bridge of the Tsessarevitch, Admiral Vitgeft and two officers of his staff were killed by a 305 mm high-explosive shell, and the Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Nikolay Matusevich, was seriously wounded.
There, on 7 August 1904, after engaging in an uneven battle with the Japanese cruiser Tsushima, the Novik was badly damaged and was scuttled by her crew.
www.navy.ru /history/hrn10-e.htm   (3340 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Battle of Tsushima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Battle of Tsushima was the decisive sea battle of the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905.
In this battle the Japanese fleet under Admiral Heihachiro Togo destroyed 2/3 of the Russian fleet under Admiral Zinovi Petrovich Rozhdestvenski.
Nearly the entire Baltic fleet was lost in the battle in the Tsushima Straits.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Battle_of_Tsushima   (605 words)

  
 Tsushima
Tsushima is an island belonging to Japan, situated about midway between Korea and the island of Iki[?], so that the two islands were used as places of call in former times by vessels plying between Japan and Korea.
In 1861 an attempt was made by Russia to obtain a footing on the island.
The name of the battle of Tsushima is given to the great naval engagement of the 2yth and May 28, 1905, in which the Russian fleet under Admiral Rozhdestvensky[?] was defeated by the Japanese under Admiral Togo.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ts/Tshushima.html   (171 words)

  
 Battle of Tsushima
The Russian fleet was advancing slowly toward the narrow of Tsushima.
Soon it was suspended the fire, until, to 13'45, the bulk of the Japanese fleet appeared by the horizon in two columns.
At the beginning of the battle, the "Mikasa" was reached by two impacts of 305 mm and other two of 152 mm that caused to him 56 you decrease but no important failure.
candamo.iespana.es /japon/itsushim.htm   (466 words)

  
 Admiral Togo's Report of the Battle of Tsushima
Such, at the beginning of the battle were the dispositions on both sides.
the night battle was commenced by the Yajima destroyer attacking the head of the enemy's main squadron, whereafter the various sections of torpedo craft swarmed about him from every direction, and until 11 p.m.
The above are the results of the battle, which continued from the afternoon of the 27th till the afternoon of the 28th.
www.russojapanesewar.com /togo-aar3.html   (4198 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Japan News and Japanese Business and Economy
In this battle, the Russian Baltic Fleet under Admiral Rozhestventsky was destroyed by an Imperial Japanese fleet under Admiral Togo, rewriting naval strategy of the period.
A Tsarist battle fleet comprising 40 aging warships and other vessels sailed 18,000 miles around the world from the Baltic to the Korea/Japan straits, dogged by poor logistics and morale, inadequate sea repairs in warm waters and more importantly lack of self belief.
Tsushima thus became an object lesson for naval planners and fed into strategic planning for later major ironclad clashes during the Great War, most particularly at Jutland in 1916.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/GH16Dh02.html   (1813 words)

  
 Pleshakov Takes a Look at the Battle of Tsushima
He was just a boy in the coastal town of Yalta when he first learned of the 1905 Battle of Tsushima, the Japanese trouncing of the Russian navy that decided the Russo-Japanese War.
The story of Tsushima has been overshadowed by the battles of World War II and largely undocumented (Rozhestvensky declined huge sums of money to write a memoir, refusing to criticize his government even after being courtmartialed for Russia's surrender to the Japanese).
Tsushima launched the "modern age" of battle technology, says Pleshakov, and established Japan as a superpower in the years leading to World War II.
www.mtholyoke.edu /offices/comm/csj/091302/battle.shtml   (1312 words)

  
 My Little Blog™: Battle Of Trafalgar(21st October 1805)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Battle Of Trafalgar, which took place exactly 200 years ago on this very day, was a battle that changed the entire course of history, and was hailed as the greatest and one of the most decisive naval battle to date.
It was a battle that gave Britain her naval dominace of the world, and secured her hold on her Empire worldwide.
The Battle Of Trafalgar was won with the daring use of unconvectional tactics and with the powerful leadership of a single person.
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 Japan Russia War 1904-1905
The final battle of the land war was fought at Mukden in late February and early March 1905, between Russian forces totaling 330,000 men and Japanese totaling 270,000.
The naval Battle of Tsushima finally gave the Japanese the upper hand in the conflict.
Battle of Tsushima (May 27-29, 1905), naval engagement of the Russo-Japanese War, the final, crushing defeat of the Russian navy in that conflict.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/romeo/russojapanese1904.htm   (1248 words)

  
 Tsushima (Win98/WinMe/WinXP) - from CDAccess
The battle of Tsushima began on May 14, 1905 in the Tsushima Strait between Japan and Korea.
Tsushima is a tactical battle simulation which models individual ships and capabilities.
Eleven scenarios include the full battle of Tsushima, smaller scenarios of different times of the battle, and an alternative battle that combines the Russian Baltic and Pacific Fleets.
www.cdaccess.com /html/quick/tsushimapj.htm   (345 words)

  
 Tsushima - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
TSUSHIMA [Tsushima], two Japanese islands in Korea Strait.
Nearby, in May, 1905, occurred the major naval battle of the Russo-Japanese War.
A naval flag from the Battle of Tsushima has been returned to Japan after it was traced by a priest in Tokyo.(News)(Brief Article)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-tsushima.html   (309 words)

  
 Navy News - News Desk - News - Japanese celebrate their own ‘Trafalgar’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Battle of Tsushima, which started 100 years ago today, was one of the decisive actions of the Russo-Japanese War, which had been rumbling on since the previous year.
The ensuing battle was a milestone in maritime history – the first big-gun encounter between opposing fleets of iron warships, light years away from the wooden walls of Nelson, though some of the older Russian ships were clearly showing their age.
A scapegoat for the Battle of Tsushima was found in Admiral Nebogatov, who had surrendered his four outclassed battleships to avoid further death and destruction.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2005/0505/0005052701.asp   (1891 words)

  
 Tsushima
Tsushima Strait, Eastern Channel, 27 May 1905, 1339 hrs.
Tsushima Strait would have to be his chosen route.
By 1015 hrs Admiral Kataoka realized that he was in the presence of the Russian main body, he hoisted his battle flags and proceeded to lead the enemy toward Admiral Togo's battle line.
www.russojapanesewar.com /tsushima.html   (4437 words)

  
 Master and Commander
During the Battle of the Yellow Sea Admiral Togo tried to apply the operational doctrine and a number of the operations plans and tactics he had developed before the war.
According to naval historians, the Battle of Tsushima Strait was the greatest victory in the history of sea warfare, perhaps the greatest naval battle that will ever will be fought.
The disaster at Tsushima and the rise of revolutionary feelings at home finally convinced Tsar Nicholas II he had to end the war.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Ket/C32/E3208.htm   (4739 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Celebrating Japan's Trafalgar
On 27 May 1905 the Japanese crushed the Russians at the battle of Tsushima, an island in the straits between Japan and Korea.
HMS Worcester ceased operating in 1978 and Togo's battle flag was inherited by the Marine Society, where it joined a large collection of artefacts held at Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent.
Last year the battle flag, and a rose bowl which also been donated, were given to the Togo family's Shinto shrine in Tokyo on a permanent loan basis.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4448195.stm   (1049 words)

  
 Professor Geoffrey Till - Commemorating Midway
The Battle of Tsushima between the Japanese and the Russians took place on 27 May 1904, the Battle of Jutland between the British and the Germans was on 31st May 1916 and so on.
Certainly the decisiveness, and indeed the very character, of a battle may appear very different to the historian in the comfort and safety of retrospection, than it does to the participant for whom it might well have been a life changing or indeed a life-ending event.
At Tsushima, the Japanese sank such a high proportion of the Russian fleet that there was virtually nothing left over to fight another day, and, in the time available, the Russians couldn't hope to replace their losses.
www.history.navy.mil /midway-7.htm   (2994 words)

  
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Tsushima hasn't caught fire in the public imagination like Horatio Nelson's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, even though Japan's victory had a major impact on the United States.
Dartmouth University historian Steven Ericson said the centenary of the battle is rekindling interest in the Russo-Japanese war in Japan, where he has been invited to give a paper at a "World War Zero" conference being held at Tokyo's Keio University later this year.
Clayton Black, chairman of the history department at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., said Tsushima was only one of a series of crushing defeats Russia endured in the war that began in 1904.
www.denver-rmn.com /shns/story.cfm?pk=TSUSHIMA-02-22-05&cat=AN   (1092 words)

  
 Battle of Tsushima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Battle of Tsushima was one of the most decisive naval battles in history.
In July of 1904 Admiral Rojdestvensky set sail with the Baltic fleet to replace losses incurred at the beginning of the Russo-Japanese war in the Pacific and to face the Japanese Admiral Togo in what would be hoped a decisive battle.
The battle was a massacre for the Russians.
www.geocities.com /SouthBeach/Marina/8163/Tsushima.htm   (214 words)

  
 Military History Online
The Battle of Tsushima marked the change of the balance of power in the Pacific in the early 20th century.
The land campaign began in earnest then, culminating in a major Japanese victory at the Battle of Mukden, considered by some historians to be the first 'modern' battle; more than 400,000 Japanese and 350,000 Russian troops participated and there were in excess of 200,000 casualties.
The Battle of Tsushima First person account by Captain Vladimir Semenoff of the Imperial Russian Navy.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /russojapanese/articles/tsushima.aspx   (1648 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Tsar's Last Armada: The Epic Voyage to the Battle of Tsushima: Books: Constantine Pleshakov,Konstantin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Most of the accounts of the battle in history books dismiss the Russian as incompetent, corrupt, demoralized and unlucky doomed to die in a fight against a highly motivated and skilled Japanese foe who enjoyed all the advantages, specially technical.
Finally, it must be noted that Japan could have won all the battles and still lose the war, had the Russian fleet slipped past Togo, Russia could have prolonged the war long enough to bankrupt Japan and force them to sue for peace.
It allows you to see a battle from the losing side, and gives you a view into the courage and heart of the crews that manned the 38 vessels within the Russian Fleet on its 18,000-mile journey to defeat.
www.amazon.ca /Tsars-Last-Armada-Voyage-Tsushima/dp/0465057926   (2641 words)

  
 Scripps Howard News Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A century ago, the navies of Russia and Japan squared off in the Battle of Tsushima in what one naval strategist concluded at the time was "the most decisive and complete naval victory in history."
Russia sent its Baltic fleet _ the pride of the czar's navy _ on a nine-month, 18,000-mile voyage halfway around the world to confront Japan, which then was regarded as an exotic and backward land with no naval experience.
Francis said the battle confirmed the opinion of strategists favoring faster, big-gun battleships _ a process that was already under way when the fight in the Tsushima straits took place.
www.shns.com /shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=TSUSHIMA-02-22-05   (1067 words)

  
 Aftermath
The cost of this, the greatest battle of the war was high.
The result was the Battle of Tsushima, and the destruction of the Russian fleet.
It was still simmering on at the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, and during the battle of Tannenburg could have had much to do with Rennenkampf’s dilatory behaviour when he failed to move rapidly to the support of Samsonov’s army which was about to be surrounded and destroyed.
www.battlefieldanomalies.com /port_arthur/06_aftermath.htm   (459 words)

  
 Squadron.com
Built in 1904 in St. Petersburg, the "Kniaz Suvorov" took part in the Russian-Japanese naval battle of Tsushima where it sank in May 1905.
Commissioned as part of the 2nd Pacific fleet it participated briefly in the famous Tsushima battle in May 1905.
Almost at the very start of the battle the vessel suffered severe damage, a fire took hold and many ratings and officers were trapped and killed.
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 Yi Sun-shin Home
In the Battle of Hansan, considered as among the greatest naval engagements in history, Yi, by means of his famous ‘Crane Wing’ formation, achieved a great victory by sinking and capturing fifty-nine of the seventy-three Japanese ships which opposed him, thereby frustrating Hideyoshi’s plan of advancing along the coast.
However, the circumstances of Nelson’s Battle at Trafalgar and of Togo’s Battle at Tsushima differ strikingly from those of the Battle of Myongnyang fought by Admiral Yi.
At the Battle of Trafalgar, England, a nation traditionally strong on the sea, was facing an enemy who was at that time inexperienced in naval warfare, and who commanded a fleet not much larger than her own (27 English ships against 33 French and Spanish ships).
www.koreanhero.net /en/NationalHeroOfKorea.htm   (1249 words)

  
 Full Description of War Times Journal Archives: Databases & E-Resources (Library of Congress)
The Battle of Manila Bay by Admiral George Dewey, commander of the American squadron which fought at this first naval battle of the Spanish-American War.
The Battle of Tsushima by Captain Vladimir Semenov, an officer on board the Russian flagship Suvaroff at the pivotal 1905 naval battle of Tsushima.
The Battle of the Yellow Sea by Captain Vladimir Semenov, relating the attempted breakout by the Russian Pacific Fleet outside of Port Arthur as viewed from the Russian cruiser Diana.
www.loc.gov /rr/ElectronicResources/full_description.php?MainID=1243   (474 words)

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