This sentence is a fairly bold statement: "...as they abandoned the Whites." Maybe reword to avoid any possible POV issues?
It's pretty hard to see it as anything else since the Brits withdrew all support and ships from the Whites in the south with very little notice.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:36, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, telling it like it was... but maybe it could be 'softened'... perhaps 'withdrew support for the Whites' or something similar. Anotherclown (talk) 16:41, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm a little concerned about the blog you have used as ref 13 (Ringis)... can you add something else to back it up to establish that it is a reliable source?
It's not a blog at all. It's an online newspaper or somesuch. I looked for more info from Ballard, but he has almost nothing on it. I did confirm that he made an expedition to the Black Sea at that time, but I think that the Ukrainians are the ones pushing the ID as Sinop. But since I don't know how the data was divided up, I can't say if he agrees with them or not.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:36, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
All issues resolved, plus you picked up a couple of MOS issues I missed (I will leave the last point re the British and the Whites up to you). IMO this is a good article and I'm happy to promote it. Well done. Anotherclown (talk) 16:53, 15 July 2010 (UTC)