London Times, 20 March 1908, p. 7: CONDITION OF THE NAVYSt. Petersburg, March 19* [Reuters]

The Minister of Marine has ordered an immediate inspection of the warships and personnel of the Russian navy and an investigation of the state of the naval administrations of Sevastopol, Nikolaieff, Libau, Kronstadt, St. Petersburg, Reval, Sveaborg, Baku, Vladivostok, and Archangel. Vice-Admiral Hildebrand has been entrusted with the inquiry at Sevastopol and Nikolaieff, and Vice-Admiral Skrydloff at Libau. The work has to be concluded in the Black Sea on March 28, and at the other ports on April 2.

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