London Times, 8 November 1906, p. 12: NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. (Excerpt) The officers of the Russian squadron now in British waters yesterday proceeded to Eskmeals, on the Cumberland coast, by special train to inspect Messrs. Vickers, Sons, and Maxim’s gun range. Shots were fired from a 6in. gun, a Pom-pom, and Maxim quick-firers, and a test was made of a Vickers’ armour plate with complete success, the shot weighing 100lb. During the day a Russian band played selections of music near the Barrow shipyard. The squadron left for Brest last night.

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