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A Decade of Russian Naval Progress
The Engineer
vol. 70, 11 July 1890, p. 31

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In order to evaluate the progress made by Russia in reconstructing her fleet during the previous ten years it was necessary to briefly review her efforts in this direction prior to 1880. In the period between 1880 and 1890 Russia made strenuous efforts to regain her position as a maritime power. One thing was certain that if Turkey had to fight Russia single-handed, the former would have to contest or surrender the command of the Black Sea. Turkey was unable to see the consequences of such action, but they were very evident to her old enemy.