Further Details of the Battle.
The Japanese Superior m Speed 2(5 Russian Ships Engaged. Rozjestvent»kiV Futile Hope, Two Russian Rear-Admirals Unaccounted For. Eeoeived June 1, 7.29 a.m. London, May 31 The " Daily Telegraph's " Seoul correspondent reports that by ± o,olookon Sunday
afternoon Rozjestveoskt was completely defeated. The Japanese went m pursuit of tho remnant, and severe fighting continued, a battleship and a cruiser being sunk. The Japanese captured a battleship which had been damaged severely, being clean swept.by shell fire. Eventually she sank, but the crew were captured. This report apparently refers to the Vladimir Mouomach, and is contrary to advices received by the Japanese Minister m Washington. Viscount Hayashi, Japanese Minister m London, was informed that this boat was captured and then foundered. Ofcher reports state that there are immense rejoicings m Japan over the buttle. Tbe conditions of the fight were ideal. The Japanese had the advantage of greater speed, and the starlight assisted the work of the destroyers. The total number of Russian ships engaged was twenty-six. Rozjestvenski hoped to reach Vladivostock without a battle, He expected that, if he was attacked, it would be chiefly on the starboard side. The fate of RearAdmirals Enkwist and Botrovsky is unknown. The vessel which was yesterday reported to have put into Iwami is probably the cruiser Izumrud, which had not been accounted for.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905
Further Details of the Battle. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905
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