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By Richard Hough | Comments: ( 660 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

By autumn 1904 the Russo Japanese war had been raging for six months Routed in Manchuria, the Russians decided to strike back In October 1904 their Baltic fleet, a haphazard armada of some fifty outdated and ill equipped men of war, led by a burnt out neurotic and manned by 10,000 reluctant and badly trained sailors, set sail for the East Their plan was to unite with t By autumn 1904 the Russo Japanese war had been raging for six months Routed in Manchuria, the Russians decided to strike back In October 1904 their Baltic fleet, a haphazard armada of some fifty outdated and ill equipped men of war, led by a burnt out neurotic and manned by 10,000 reluctant and badly trained sailors, set sail for the East Their plan was to unite with the Pacific squadron, then trapped in Port Arthur, and crush the yellow monkeys of Admiral Togo Richard Hough recounts the fleet s extraordinary seven month journey from the Baltic to the Far East, which eventually became a mission of heroic futility when Port Arthur, and with it the entire Russian Pacific Fleet, fell As Admiral Rozhestvensky s fleet lumbered through the Straits of Tsushima towards Vladivostok on 27 May 1905, the Japanese, in one of the most crushing naval victories of all time, utterly destroyed the Russian armada The humiliating and total defeat of Russia was confirmed, giving rise to a new and dynamic superpower in the East BOOK JACKET.


  • Title: The Fleet That Had To Die
  • Author: Richard Hough
  • ISBN: 9780727800442
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Richard Hough

Biographer and maritime historian he also wrote books for youths under the name Bruce Carter.For see the obituary in the Los Angeles Times.



Comments The Fleet That Had To Die

  • Kym Robinson

    A handy little book which tells the tragic story of the Tsar's fleet and it's epic journey from one part of the Russian Empire to the distant Pacific port in modern day Korea. Denied access to the Suez canal this mighty fleet had to journey around the cape of Africa and face the trials of logistics, paranoia of its crew and all the while it had to face the young though superb Japanese fleet.An interesting part of history which addresses the rising threat of the Orient to the old established Occi [...]


  • chris zayc

    Interesting but not terribly detailed. I would have liked better, more in depth coverage of the battle at TsuShima. It was very short and utterly non descriptive.Maps and pictures were non existent. A comparison between the Russian and Japanese order of battle should have made an appearance. Some technical information on the then current state of naval technology, ship design, gunnery/fire control, and torpedoes should have been included. Overall not Hough's best work. Still I finished it and ma [...]


  • NRVOUTDOORSMAN

    A Moving Account of A Little-Known FightI knew more or less nothing about the Russo-Japanese War and chose this book because I am interested in naval history. It was gripping: it describes an almost superhuman feat of naval voyaging that ended in stark horror at the battle of Tsushima Straits and tragedy for thousands of men who died there. Most moving of all is the portrait of the Russian Admiral saddled with an impossible task, a man whose heroic effort and indefatigable courage went for naugh [...]


  • Bernd Bambus

    A good and interesting read. However, ubless you are a geographic wizzard it was difficult to follow the journey without a map. I had my atlas handy so no big deal. But sone kind of map or graph would have been handy.


  • Rumarie Denizard

    I Was There!Or at least it seemed like it. Hough has done a remarkable job recreating the send-off, round the world voyage, and destruction of the Russian fleet in 1905. Having recently read Neal Bascombs' "Red Mutiny" about the anarchy prevailing within the Black Sea Fleet and mutiny of the battleship Potempkin, the travail of the Baltic/Second & Third Pacific Fleet (the First having already been destroyed) was better understood. The two books go hand-in-hand, really, and present a comic/tr [...]


  • Michael Bully

    I admit that I know virtually nothing about the Russian Baltic Fleet journey to The Pacific apart from the attack on the British fishing boats in the North Sea in 1904; the Russians, were convinced that they were Japanese torpedo boats about to attack them. The author stresses right from the start "This book is nor primarily concerned with history, though it is a true story set in one of the most wretchedly useless wars ever fought. "So this is not rigorous academic history. Found it totally gri [...]


  • Alexnd05

    I enjoyed this book. The story of the Russian fleet’s journey to Tsushima reads like a black tragicomedy. This fleet which couldn’t navigate consistently, maintain a formation, or even keep order among their crews was expected to travel to the other side of the world and defeat the battle-hardened Japanese Imperial Navy. Even to one unfamiliar with the outcome of the Russo-Japanese War, it very quickly becomes evident what the outcome of this battle will be. While The Fleet That Had To Die i [...]


  • Adam

    HOLY CRAP! THIS BOOK IS TOTALLY RAD!The story of the bloated and flailing autocratic russia and their clash w/ the rising modern powers of japan. this text is the tale of the russian pacific fleet, their capable admiral, laughable officers, arduous (sp) journey, and clash with the japanese fleet. meant to relieve the naval pressure upon port arthur a fleet of forty some odd vessels ranging from best in modern machinery to old sail rigs w/ a steam engine stuffed in and iron plates slapped to topp [...]


  • Rod

    Compelling story of a doomed fleetWell researched and written story of the Russian Baltic Fleet's journey to Tsushima.The voyage itself starts with a false alarm encounter with British fishing boats in the North Sea mistaken for Japanese that nearly starts a war the the British. The fleet's repair vessel was continually breaking down and had the tendency to randomly issue alarming signals, e.g "Are there torpedoes being fired?" The journey ends with the Battle of Tsushima, won by the Japanese un [...]


  • Betsy

    This book could almost be read in two parts. The longer section deals with the efforts of the 2nd Pacific Squadron to link up with the 1st Squadron in order to relieve Port Arthur, some 18,000 miles away from the Baltic. Almost everything that could go wrong, did--from the firing on unarmed fishing trawlers to near mutinies.Ironically, once the second part about the Battle of Tsushima commenced, the Russians showed their valour, even though the result was tragic. Perhaps, this incident was an om [...]


  • Billy

    Well written, but a bit dated, though the highlights of the Russian Fleet's journey from the Baltic to its annihilation at Tsushima are well known by this point.It has two simple battle maps, which aren't terribly helpful, but more than the more recent "Tsar's Last Armada" has. Also, there is no index and no order of battle for either the Japanese or Russian fleet.


  • Michael Hildrum

    I am not a history buff, nor am I a naval kind of guy. But I was thoroughly entertained by his account of the Russian fleet back in the day. It is easily digestible and entertaining. If you like military history, this is probably no worse than any othr book you have read, and if you don't, you still might enjoy this book.


  • Christopher Saunders

    Concise, harrowing account of the Russian Baltic Fleet and its ill-fated voyage to Tsushima Straits in the Russo-Japanese War. Hough writes a book worthy of this strange, fascinating episode; it's certainly much better than the recent Tsar's Last Armada.


  • Paul

    A cracking tale of adventure filled with period jingoism.


  • LEN RODGIE

    ExcellentI have read this book twice previously and still find this a great read, the story is so unbelievable, you would think it was fiction.


  • Matt Harper

    Great bookFascinating look at the battle of Tsushima. Incredible Logistics and eventual defeat prove the inept command and naive outlook for such an expedition.


  • Brian Sweetman

    A fascinating insight into a little known slice of naval history.


  • Stephen

    A very entertaining, and often hilarious, peice of Russian naval history.


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