The Russo-Japanese War: Naval
Published by Kazumasa Ogawa, 1905

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Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
The Russo-Japanese War: Naval, By Permissione of the Naval Department, Tokyo, 1904 but printed and distributed in 1905, large oblong 4to (14 3/4 x 10 in - 37.5 x 25.5 cm), decorated blue cloth covers with gilt titles (boards and spine), black and white illustrations, unpaginated but 9 pages of text in English titled "Operations of the I.J. Navy in the War" and 10 pages of Japanese text plus 120 unnumbered pages of photographs, 139 pp. The book contains 131 images (a few plates have multiple images) on 120 full page plates. All plates are black and white halftone photographs. Each page has an English caption and Japanese descriptive notes. The English text section traces the Operations of Admiral Togo's fleet, as it engaged the Russian Navy, from February 11, 1904 through May 28, 1905. It documents the Naval battles with the Russian fleet by the Japanese fleet during this period.

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Total of 131 images (a few plates have multiple images) on 120 full page plates. All plates are black and white halftone photographs. The English language listing of the plates in this book is here.

  1. Vice-Admiral Kataoka, Commander in Chief of the Japanese Third Squadron, Admiral Togo, Commander in Chief of the Japanese Combined Squadron, Vice Admiral Kamimura, Commander in Chief of the Japanese Second Squadron (3 images) [Not listed in the Contents].

  2. A first class battleship.
  3. Interior of the cabin of a first-class battleship.
  4. Warships at a Naval Base. No. I.
  5. Warships at a Naval Base. No. 2.
  6. Sunset at Naval Base.
  7. The main battleship squadron on blockading duty outside Port Arthur.
  8. The main battleship squadron blockading Port Arthur in rough weather.
  9. Vedette-boats returning to the Naval Base after a reconnaissance in force.
  10. Torpedo-boat flotilla returning to the Naval Base after a night attack.
  11. A battleship cleared for action.
  12. The first shot fired by the main squadron in the GreatBattle off Port Arthur, l0th August, 1904.
  13. Firing a 12" gun.
  14. Firing 6" quick-firing gun.
  15. Searchlights.
  16. The main battleship squadron steaming towards the enemy.
  17. Explosion of a mechanical mine.
  18. Warships dressed up on His Majesty's Birthday.
  19. A first-class cruiser at full speed, chasing an enemy's merchant ship.
  20. Battleship "Mikasa," the Flagship of Admiral Togo.
  21. Interior of the heavy gun battery at the Imperial Naval College.
  22. Our squadron off Port Arthur watching the enemy.
  23. Firing a Nordenfeldt machine gun.
  24. Second-class battleships " Fuso " and " Chinyen."
  25. First-class baitleship "Fuji."
  26. First-class battleship "Hatsuse."
  27. First-class battleships "Asahi" and " Yashima."
  28. First-class cruiser "Kasuga."
  29. First-class cruiser "Yakumo."
  30. First-class cruiser "Iwate."

  31. First-class cruiser "Idzumo."

  32. Admiral Baron Yamamoto, Minister of the Navy, Vice Admiral Saito, Vice-Minister of Navy, Admiral Viscount Ito, Chief of the Naval Commanding Staff (3 views) [Not listed in the Contents]

  33. The Great Naval Fight of the Yellow Sea on the l0th August, 1904.
  34. Flagship "Mikasa" and vedette-boats.
  35. Torpedo-boat destroyer squadron outside Port Arthur.
  36. A torpedo-boat destroyer.
  37. A torpedo-boat destroyer towing a captured smuggling junk.
  38. The first shot fired by the Russians on the l0th August, 1904.
  39. A Russian mechanical mine.
  40. Vedette-boats on duty for a reconnaissance in force.
  41. A Naval Base.
  42. Firing a 47-mm. quick-firing gun.
  43. A land gun at a Naval Base.
  44. A submarine torpedo-boat.
  45. Torpedo-boat flotilla and torpedo-boat No. 58. (2 images)
  46. Torpedo-boat flotilla and torpedo-boat No. 56. (2 images)
  47. Torpedo-boats Nos. 12 and 57. (2 images)
  48. Torpedo-boat destroyer "Yugiri."
  49. Torpedo-boat destroyer "Kagero."
  50. The first-class cruiser "Nisshin."
  51. The first-class cruiser "Tokiwa."
  52. Torpedo-boat destroyer "Shinonome."
  53. Russian warships sunk in the West Basin of Port Arthur.
  54. Russian cruiser "Pallada" and battleship "Pobieda" lying at the Fort of the Golden Hill.
  55. A Japanese shell falling into the dock and East Basin of Port Arthur.
  56. Russian battleship "Retvisan" sunk at Port Arthur.
  57. Russian battleship "Poltawa" sunk at Port Arthur.
  58. Sunken gun-boat "Giliya " and the broken military mast of a wrecked battleship, at Port Arthur.
  59. Sunken gun-boat "Giliyak."
  60. Three Japanese blocking Ships sunk in front of the Tiger's Tail.
  61. Japanese blocking Ships near the Golden Hill.
  62. Launching of the first-class battleship "Kashima."
  63. Manoeuvres of our fleet. No. 1.
  64. Manoeuvres of our fleet. No. 2.
  65. Full speed manoeuvres of our fleet.
  66. Manoeuvres of our fleet. No. 3.
  67. Manoeuvres of our fleet. No. 4.
  68. Frozen bow of a cruiser of the Kamimura Squadron on its way to the bombardment of Vladivostok early in March, 1904.
  69. Great Naval Fight on the 14th Aug., 1904 between the Kamimura and Vladivostok Squadrons.
  70. Survivors from the "Rurik" being clothed on the board a Japanese cruiser on the 14th Aug., 1904.
  71. Floating ice in Kunashiri Strait.
  72. A cruiser forcing its way through ice in the North Sea of Japan. No. 1.
  73. A cruiser forcing its way through ice in the North Sea of Japan. No. 2.
  74. Capture for a smuggling merchant ship in the North Sea of Japan.
  75. Torpedo-destroyer "Sazanami" which captured admiral Rodjestvensky and his staff on the 28th May, 1905.
  76. A signalman with his megaphone. Measuring a distance with a barr and strand range-finder. (2 images)
  77. Hoisting of the Japanese flag on the Russian battleship "Orel" which surrendered on the 28th May, 1905.
  78. Russian battleship "Nicolai I" which surrendered in the Great Naval Battle of the Japan Sea on the 28th May, 1905.
  79. Surrender of the Russian men-of-war under Admiral Nebogatoff in the Great Naval Battle of the Japan Sea on the 28th May, 1905. No. 1.
  80. Surrender of the Russian men-of-war under Admiral Nebogatoff in the Great Naval Battle of the Japan Sea on the 28th May, 1905. No. 2.
  81. Officers of the "Orel" on board the "Asahi" on the 28th May, 1905.
  82. The "Orel" which was captured in the Great Naval Battle on the 28th May, 1905 and renamed "Iwami" under the Japanese flag.
  83. The "Orel" after the Great Naval Battle of the 28th May, 1905.
  84. A damaged gun of the "Orel."
  85. A shot hole on the "Orel."
  86. Another shot hole on the "Orel."
  87. Damages on the portside of the "Orel."
  88. Damages on the boat deck of the "Orel."
  89. Damages on the portside upper-deck of the "Orel" No. 1.
  90. Damages on the portside upper-deck of the "Orel" No. 2.
  91. Damages on the upper deck of the "Orel."
  92. Damages on the shelter dock of the "Orel."

  93. A Group of Senior Admirals with Their Staffs, Taken on Admiral Togo's Triumphal Return on the 22nd Oct., 1905 (with a tissue overlay displaying the profile of the individual and name in Japanese on the profile for identification - opposite the picture is foldout sheet with Japanese writing, front and back. The back of this sheet is a map of Yokohama harbor. It has in English writing the title "Yokohama Offing Showing the Positions of the Fleet for Review on It's Return from War" with a schematic (in Japanese)of the placement of ships on the map). [Neither the plate or the foldout is listed in the Contents].

  94. A general view of the Grand Naval Review in Tokyo Bay on the 23rd October, 1995. (foldout plate with internal tissue guard)
  95. Admiral Togo's triumphal return to Tokyo on the 22nd October, 1905. No. 1.
  96. Admiral Togo's triumphal return to Tokyo on the 22nd October, 1905. No. 2.
  97. The Triumphal Arch at Shimbashi and its electric illumination.
  98. "Chihaya" saluting His Majesty the Emperor.
  99. Saluting His Majesty the Emperor.
  100. "Shikishima," "Asahi," and the British Squadron.
  101. The battleships and cruisers of the first and second lines at the Grand Naval Review.
  102. The battleships as seem from the north-west.
  103. His Majesty the Emperor on board "Asama," reviewing the battleships.
  104. "Asama" passing the British Squadron.
  105. "Asama," and the battleships of the first line.
  106. "Man-ship."
  107. "Asama" and the first-class cruisers of the first line. "Asama" between the second and third lines. (2 images)
  108. "Asama" and the first and second-class cruisers of the first line.
  109. "Asama" and the captured Russian battleships.
  110. The captured Russian battleships (on the left) and the battleships and cruisers of the second line (on the right).
  111. The battleships captured from the Russians.
  112. The captured Russian battleship "Peresviet" (renamed "Sagami").
  113. "Anegawa-maru" (late "Angara"), " Nippon-maru," " Hongkong-maru," "Yayeyama," and "Asama."
  114. The converted cruisers and some vessels of the second line.
  115. "Asama" and third line (destroyers).
  116. "Tatsuta," "Chihaya," and Manshu-maru" steaming after "Asama."
  117. Converted cruisers.
  118. A submarine boat, awash and submerged. (3 images)
  119. A general view of the Grand Naval Review in Tokyo Bay, taken from a balloon, on the 23rd October, 1905.
  120. Illumination of the battleships and cruisers on the night of the 23rd Qctober, 1905.

 
 



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