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Date: 3 weeks ago   Category: Science

"Made impossible": as the Russian brig "Mercury" won a victory in fight with two Turkish battle ships — RT in Russian

On May 26, 1829 during the Russian-Turkish war near the coast of the Ottoman Empire there was a legendary sea battle between a brig Mercury under command of the lieutenant commander Alexander Kazarsky and two battle ships of the opponent. The squadron from 14 ships found three Russian vessels near the Bosphorus strait and was started up behind them in a pursuit. High-speed "Standard" and Orpheus avoided prosecution. Two Turkish ships shot ahead and overtook lagged behind the Mercury group. They considerably surpassed a brig in artillery power and number of crew. However the Russian seamen could put temporarily out of action battle ships, evade pursuit and join the main forces of the Black Sea Fleet.


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