About this book
The Battle of Tsushima was a major naval battle fought between the Russian and Japanese fleets on 27 May 1905 during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05). It was naval history's only decisive sea battle fought by modern steel battleship fleets and the first naval battle in which wireless telegraphy (radio) played a critically important role. The Japanese fleet destroyed two-thirds of the Russian fleet which had travelled over 18,000 nautical miles to reach the Far East. The destruction of the Russian navy caused a bitter reaction from the Russian public which induced a peace treaty in September 1905 without any further battles. This first-hand account of the dramatic events written by a Russian Captain who survived the battle was first published in 1906 and is reprinted from a later edition of 1913.