Battle of Korsakov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Korsakov
Part of the Russo-Japanese War
Novik scuttled at Koraskhov Bay.jpg
Russian protected cruiser Novik scuttled off Korsakov.
Date 20 August 1904
Location off Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia
Result Japanese victory
Empire of Japan Imperial Japanese Navy Russian Empire Imperial Russian Navy
2 cruisers 1 cruiser
Casualties and losses
1 cruiser damaged 1 cruiser scuttled

The Battle of Korsakov, a naval engagement of the Russo-Japanese War, was fought on 20 August 1904. The battle foiled an attempt by the Russian cruiser Novik at escaping Port Arthur to join with Russian forces at Vladivostok after the Russian Pacific Squadron was scattered after the Battle of the Yellow Sea. Novik was caught coaling at Korsakov on the island of Sakhalin by the Japanese cruiser Tsushima.[1] After attempting to escape and fighting an engagement with Tsushima, Novik's crew scuttled their vessel before Tsushima and the newly arrived cruiser Chitose could finish off the Russian ship.


  1. ^ Willmott, p.90


Coordinates: 46°50′00″N 143°00′00″E / 46.83333°N 143.00000°E / 46.83333; 143.00000