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- The Times
- 31 January 1878, p. 5
Reuter's reported that two Russian torpedo boats armed with Whitehead torpedoes were dispatched to attack a Turkish squadron of seven large vessels stationed off Batoum on the night of the 26th of January 1878. The torpedo boats under the command of Lieutenants Sazarenny and Steschinsky launched two Whitehead torpedoes at a screw steamer keeping watch, shattering, and sinking her.