Russian Navy deployment

#2
I hope someone warned the Hull fishing fleet (well, what's left of it) after the last time the Russians deployed in numbers on their way to fight the Battle of Tsu Shima against the Japanese in 1904. From this page of The Times online (well worth reading in full):

...Within days, the manoeuvres had almost succeeded in unintentionally triggering war with Britain. Passing through Dogger Bank, the Russian fleet sighted some small craft on the horizon. The logical and correct explanation was that they were Hull fishing boats. However, the Russian sailors decided they must be Japanese torpedo boats (off Grimsby) and started shelling them. One trawler was sunk and four others damaged. Only the bewildering inaccuracy of Russian marksmanship (the Orel fired 500 shells and missed with every one of them) prevented serious slaughter.

In Britain, there were calls for vengeance. The Royal Navy was put on alert and a cruiser squadron dispatched to “escort†the Russian fleet as far as the Bay of Biscay...
 
#3
Naval_Gazer said:
I hope someone warned the Hull fishing fleet (well, what's left of it) after the last time the Russians deployed in numbers on their way to fight the Battle of Tsu Shima against the Japanese in 1904. From this page of The Times online (well worth reading in full):

...Within days, the manoeuvres had almost succeeded in unintentionally triggering war with Britain. Passing through Dogger Bank, the Russian fleet sighted some small craft on the horizon. The logical and correct explanation was that they were Hull fishing boats. However, the Russian sailors decided they must be Japanese torpedo boats (off Grimsby) and started shelling them. One trawler was sunk and four others damaged. Only the bewildering inaccuracy of Russian marksmanship (the Orel fired 500 shells and missed with every one of them) prevented serious slaughter.

In Britain, there were calls for vengeance. The Royal Navy was put on alert and a cruiser squadron dispatched to “escort†the Russian fleet as far as the Bay of Biscay...
Don't be too concerned, there's HMS Explorer to fend off the likes of the Russian fleets! :thumright: :whew: :lol:
 
#8
5dits said:
Russian Navy deployment

Interesting video showing the recent Russain Naval deployment, through the med and atlantic.
Brings back many memories when I served on the Centaur 1960 - 1963 as a Stoker. Spent 12 months as Starbord catapult crew interesting times.
At least we had a carrier force then!

" The wind was a howling the goffrers were huge- but we took it all"
 
#10
Well as long as they can pay their troops and get fuel they will be a looming threat.I rember hearing something along the lines of "never wake a Sleeping Bear up!"Might be worth keeping this in mind i think,untill we got a lot more ships at least!
 

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