Is there any gold on Board found at the bottom of the sea of Japan of the cruiser “Dmitry Donskoy”
In South Korea this week, reports surfaced that at the bottom of the sea of Japan discovered the Russian cruiser “Dmitry Donskoy”, scuttled during the battle of Tsushima in 1905.
This was reported by the Korea Times. The South Korean company Shinil Group for many years looking for a cruiser. The ship found at a depth of 434 m at a distance of 1.3 km from the island of Ulleungdo.
The company wants to raise the cruiser to the surface.
It was badly damaged by shelling and time: it feeds almost destroyed, but the upper deck and the side has been well preserved.
There is a theory that on Board the cruiser is about 200 tons of gold, which is estimated to cost amounted to 133, 4 billion dollars, writes the edition.
Ocean armored cruiser “Dmitry Donskoy” to the beginning of the Russo-Japanese war was one of the oldest and slow-moving ships in the Russian fleet.
It was launched in 1883 and then was a very modern ship. However, the rapid development of technology, especially artillery, and the emergence of new steel grades and more powerful steam engines forced the cruiser to transfer to the reserve from which it was derived with the beginning of the Russo-Japanese war.
In 1904, “Dmitry Donskoy” under the command of captain 1st rank Ivan Nikolaevich Lebedev joined the 2nd Pacific squadron under the flag of Vice-Admiral Z. P. Rozhdestvensky and, having done with the squadron all the way around the Cape of Good Hope, may 14, 1905 entered into a daily fight in the Korean Strait in a convoy of cruisers under the flag of rear Admiral O. A. Enkvist.
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At one point during the fight, “Dmitriy Donskoy” and the same to him “Vladimir Monomakh” is covered lost control “Aurora”, being under a hail of shells from Japanese cruisers. In reply, the old Russian cruisers managed to damage several Japanese ships. Meanwhile, fleet “Oleg”, “Pearl” and regained control of Aurora, developing full speed, came out of the battle. Slow “Dmitry Donskoy” was left alone, managed to avoid the attacks of the destroyers, waited for the night and 9-node swing, put out the lights, went to Vladivostok.
Of all the ships of the 1st rank, were part of the squadron, “Dmitry Donskoy” was able to come closer to the goal of sailing to Vladivostok.
In the night from 14 to 15 may, he went to the North with the destroyers of the “Daring” and “terrible”. In the morning, the island Dagelet, what was the name of Ulleungdo in the sea of Japan, the group caught the destroyer “wild”, which was wounded Admiral Rozhdestvensky and his staff. Machine “Violent” was in very bad condition, and he was overloaded with rescued the battleship “Oslyabya” people.
Admiral Rozhestvensky and his staff boarded a “Daring” and, taking the destroyer “terrible,” has gone towards Vladivostok, leaving the destroyer “wild” in a very difficult position. It was decided to transplant all the people with “Violent” on a cruiser, and destroyer flood.