London Times, 6 October 1905, p. 3: THE RUSSIAN NAVY. ST. PETERSBURG, OCT. 5.*

The Tsar has addressed a Rescript to the Minister of Marine directing him to retire, even before they reach the age-limit, those officers who may be unable to satisfy the increased demands made upon the service through the projected reforms of the navy. Any officers so retired within the next five years are to be pensioned on favourable conditions to be determined later.

Provided by Stephen McLaughlin