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Battle of Tsushima, the movie 2006

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    Looks good.
     
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    Doesn't it, though? I do wish that the video had English subtitles, though; it'd be nice to know what everyone was saying.
     
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    Togos flagship Mikasa is still around. I was probaly only Japanese battleship that was not scraped after ww2. Also famous cruser Aurora (walkaround)is still in St.Petersburg

    OBB / ship listing of both fleets at Tsushima in pdf

    Russian sailors usualy fought to the end (and became legends like crews of Varyag, Svetlana, Dimitri Donskoy, Novik...) but at Tsushima part of the fleet did surrender. Even today Russians are ashamed of rear admiral Nebogatov's refusal of Rodzestvenski's contingency orders which explicitly covered hopeless situation:
    "In case of being surrounded by superior enemy forces and unavoidable disaster seems certain the ship in question was to be sunk by her crew to avoid capture. "
    Only Izumrud refused to obey surrender order. Izumrud, which had been ordered to keep station after requesting that she be allowed to use her superior speed in order to escape, used lull right after surrender order to make a dash for Vladivostok. She escaped the Japanese cordon only to be wrecked in a dense fog outside Vladimir Bay.

    Only in 1945 after crushing Japanese forces in Mandjuria and Kuriles Russians/Soviets felt that they partly vindicated Tsushima.

    One of number of memorable last stands of this war was made by few last surviving sailors of doomed Russian battleship Knyaz Suvorov flagship of Russian 2.nd Pacific squadron in the Russian tragedy called the battle of Tsushima.

    Very short description:
    Just 20 minutes into the battle Knyaz Suvorov was thouroughly wrecked by accurate and rapid Japanese artillery fire, engulfed by flame, with damaged gun batteries and shot-off smoke stacks and masts. Most of officers were killed and admiral Rozhdestvenski was critically wounded (shrapnell imbeded in his brain).
    Ship left the formation. Sailing alone on one part of the battlefield ship was later encountered by Japanese II.division of battleships doing a manouver and fired on again.
    Around 17:00 wounded and unconcious admiral Rozhdestvenski was taken abord a Russian destroyer. At the same time from Suvorovs 900 men crew around 100 were still alive. At around 18:00 Suvorov was again fired on by Japanese II. battleship division sailing past him. At the time Suvorov was still returning fire even if hugely outnumbered and unable to manouver. Later when sea calmed a bit Japanese torpedo boats sailed into the area and found Suvorov at 19:20. One of them fired spread of torpedos at Suvorov from distance of only 300 meters and scored 3 hits. Around 10 minutes later battleship Knyaz Suvorov sunk beneath the sea. Few surviving sailors made their last stand by the last working 75mm gun and fired at at japanese torpedo boats even as ship was sinking.

    Knyaz Suvorov (Borodino class battleship) in Revel (today Tallinn in Estonia) 26.9.1904., during a fleet parade for tzar Nikolay II.
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    Officers and the true heroes of Knyaz Suvorov - the ordinary seaman of Knyaz Suvorov just before embarking on their voyage to far east and their doom:
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