Battle of Korsakov

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Battle of Korsakov
Part of the Russo-Japanese War
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Russian protected cruiser Novik which was sunk during the battle.
Date 20 August 1904
Location off Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Japan Imperial Japanese Navy Russia Imperial Russian Navy
Strength
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. The Novik was caught coaling at Korsakov on the island of Sakhalin by the Japanese cruiser Tsushima. After attempting to escape and fighting an engagement with Tsushima, the Novik's crew scuttled their vessel before the Tsushima and the newly arrived cruiser Chitose could finish off the Russian ship.

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