1905-09-12 PROPOSED NEW RUSSIAN NAVAL PORT
London Times, 12 September 1905, p. 3: PROPOSED NEW RUSSIAN NAVAL PORT. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.) CHRISTIANIA, SEPT. 11.
A telegram from Alexandrovsk to the Norwegian journals states that newspapers received there from Archangel announce that the Russian Government is seriously considering the establishment of a naval port on the Murmanian coast. The port is intended to serve as a base for the Russian fleet which is to be stationed on this coast during the summer. Several officers have visited the coast to inspect the ports. Alexandrovsk will probably be chosen as a station, the harbour being enlarged and the place fortified. This step, according to the communication, is not to be regarded as a threat; it is only intended to make sure of an ice-free port in the Arctic Sea, as the port of Libau is icebound in winter.
Provided by Stephen McLaughlin