Admiral Tojo Personal Log - 14th August 1904
Most heartening news from Admiral Kamimura by wireless. This morning he intercepted Bezobrazov’s Cruiser Squadron at dawn off
. Our 4 armoured cruisers outmatched the Russian 3 and inflicted far greater damage than they took. The Rurik was sunk and while the remaining two escaped to Ulsan with heavy damage, they will be hard pressed to make repairs in the limited facilities available there. Vladivostok
I am most satisfied by this outcome. It effectively negates the danger of further Russian raids upon our shipping lanes and the threat of the
Port Arthur and squadrons combining. I can now turn all my focus upon neutralising the last Russian capital ships in the Vladivostok Far East.