HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 c230

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether he can inform the House of the number and size of the Russian men-of-war now in Chinese and Japanese waters?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover squar

The Russian fleet at present stationed in the North Pacific consists of one second-class battleship of 8,400 tons, two armoured cruisers of 6,000 and 7,700 tons respectively, one protected cruiser of 5,000 tons, two gunvessels of about 1,500 tons each, four sloops of an average of 1,200 tons each, and four smaller vessels.