The Japanese Consul's Advices.
Details of the Sinkings."
Received June 3, 8.42 a.m. Sydney, June 3 The Japanese Consul's advices covering Togo's reports state that the Russian battleship Oslyaba was seriously damaged at an early stage of the battle. She left the fighting line and eank at 3 o'clock. The battleship Sissoi Veliki, the armoured cruiser Admiral Mahimoff, and the cruiser Vladimir Monomaikh had suffered heavily by midday and by night were so damaged by deatroyera and the torpedo boat flotillas that they wore completely out of action. They were discovered next morning drifting near Tsushima, but they sank before they could be captured. Their survivors numbered about 9i5, and these were rescued by converted cruisers and the people on the coast. It is certain from the statements of pris©nerb that the battleship Navarin was struck by fonr torpedoes and sank. The Commander of the cruiser Nitaka reports that the Russian cruiser Svietlana was discovered on the morning of the 29th off Chimuhen Bay, and was sunk by the Nitaka and Ofcowa. The cruiser" Aurora is believed to have sunk during the torpedo attack on the night of the 27th.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6587, 3 June 1905
The Japanese Consul's Advices. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6587, 3 June 1905
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