London Times, 11 May 1909, p. 17: NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. (Excerpt.) It is announced that the new Admiralty dockyard in St. Petersburg will be closed next month, and that its site will be converted into residential or business quarters. The cruisers BAYAN and PALLADA and the battleship ANDREW will be sent for completion to Cronstadt. More than 1,000 workmen will be thrown out of employment. It is proposed, however, to extend the Baltic works on the opposite side of the Neva, and an arrangement is still in contemplation for handing over these works to the management of a well-known British shipbuilding firm.

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