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News of the Engagement.

TELEGRAM TO THE JAPANESE CONSUL. Sydney, May 30 Tha Japanese Consul's advices regardiag the battle state that the combined squadron attacked the Russians near Okinoshima and defeated it;, sinking at least four ships and inflicting haavy damage on others. The message continued :-" The damage to our ships was insignificant. The dascroyer and torpedo flotUlliii made au attack after sun^fit." A later report, dated May 29, srates:" The main force of the combined squadron continued the pursuit after May 27, and attacked the enemy on May 28 near Liancouct rocks. A group, confining of the Nicholas 1., Oral, Adtniial Soniaviu, Admiral Apraxine, and Izumrud fled, while the remaining four vessels surrendered. There was no damage to our ships. According to statements by prisoners, the enemy'B ships Bunk m the engagement on May 27 were:—Borodino, lmperator. Alexander, Jemtchug, and three others. Rear-Admiral IHebogatjff and about three thousand men were taken prisoners, The following are the damages suffered by the enemy m addition to those given above since the commencement of the battle, as reported by commanders not under the immediate command of Togo, as well as by observation stations:—Admiral Nakhimoff, Dmitri I)onskoi,Svietliana, Admiral Ukakoff, Kamsohatka, Irtessun, and three destroyers sunk, the Vladimir Monomach foundered after capture, one special service ship whose name is unknown, and one destroyer captured. Tbe engagement is still m progress, and it will be some time before the final results are known."

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News of the Engagement., Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905

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News of the Engagement. Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905

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