Port Arthur Dec 1904 Russian Officers inspecting beached or recovered Japanese torpedoes

Port Arthur, December 1904. The photo shows two Russian Officers inspecting beached or recovered Japanese torpedoes which were scavenged for Pyroxylin and melinite needed in the defence. In the background are Сокол ‘Sokol’ class Destroyer Смелый ‘Smelyi’, the Battleship Севастополь ‘Sevastopol’ and the British merchant SS King Arthur, the last ship to break through the Japanese blockade

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