Ninety Years On, Wrecks Of Royal Navy Warships Sunk In Russian Revolution Are Found

Posted by admin on Sep 3, 2010

The wrecks of three British warships sunk more than 90 years ago – seeking to prevent the Bolshevik Revolution from spreading West – have been located in the Baltic Sea by the Estonian Navy.

HMS Cassandra, HMS Myrtle and HMS Gentian were lost as they fought to keep Estonia out of the hands of Vladimir Lenin after his seizure of power in Russia.

‘We are confident that these are the British ships in question which were lost during the War of Independence,’ announced the Estonian Navy’s chief of staff Commander Ivo Vark.

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