Voyage of the Damned

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 take 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.

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