On May 28, 1905, the Japanese Imperial Navy under the command of Admiral Togo, dealt a crushing blow to the prestige of Russian Empire when they destroyed the Russian Second Pacific Squadron. Effectively ending the Russo-Japanese war and giving Japan a place at the table of the Great Powers.
The Japanese were quite proud of this victory.
And while I don’t wish to denigrate their historic win, I think you need to a good long look at the capability of their opfor.
Which was completely and utterly non-existent.
I remember a few words in passing about how the Russian fleet had had a rough crossing but the incompetence, self-sabatoge and in a few cases literal insanity of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron created a navy that was already defeated long before they were contacted by the Japanese.