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Dundas is Given HMS Stately

Mar 1809

Captain James Dundas is given command of HMS Stately, the flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas Bertie in the Baltic

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HMS Valorous Goes to the Baltic

1854

HMS Valorous is sent to the Baltic

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James Hosken Commands a Hospital Ship

1854

James Hosken is appointed as the commanding officer of the hospital ship Belleisle in the Baltic

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Kerr joins HMS Neptune

Mar 1854

Cadet Walter Kerr joins HMS Neptune during the Crimean War

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Salmon is Promoted to Midshipman

Mar 1854

Nowell Salmon is promoted to Midshipman and assigned to HMS James Watt sent to the Baltic Sea to serve in the Crimean War

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Burgoyne is Appointed to HMS Boscawen

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne is appointed to HMS Boscawen, which will be sent to the Baltic when the Crimean War breaks out

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Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Waterloo

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Waterloo from HMS Boscawen

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Battle of Bomarsund

Jun 21, 1854

Three British ships bombard the Bomarsund fortress. The Russian battery replies and during the fight Mate Charles Lucas grabs a Russian shell that had landed on the deck. The shell's fuse was still burning, but he managed to throw it over the side before it exploded. Charles Lucas is promoted to Lieutenant for his actions and will be awarded the Victoria Cross

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The British Fleet Returns to Bomarsund

Jul 1854

The British fleet returns to Bomarsund

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The British Land Troops

Aug 08, 1854

The British land troops and establishes a battery of three 32-pounder guns

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Landing on Vårdö

Aug 09, 1854

Lieutenant Bythesea and stoker Johnstone land on the island of Vårdö in the Åland Islands to lay in wait for the Russian couriers that they knew would be coming with despatches

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British Capture Mail

Aug 12, 1854

Five russians arrive carrying the mailbags. Two escape, but the other three surrender. The British sailors take them prisoner and make the Russians row them back to HMS Arrogant with their mailbags. Both Bythesea and Johnstone are awarded the Victoria Cross for this action.

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The French Set Up Battery Near Bomarsund

Aug 13, 1854

The French set up their own battery near Bomarsund and opened fire on the tower of Brännklint. The Russians withdraw from the tower allowing the French to occupy it before the Russians have a chance to destroy it.

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Brännklint Tower Destroyed

Aug 15, 1854

The Russians hit the powder magazine of the Brännklint tower destroying it. While this was happening the British destroy the nearby Notvik tower, and both the British and French artillery starts firing on the main Bomarsund fortress.

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Bomarsund Surrenders

Aug 16, 1854

A large hole is punched in the walls of the Bomarsund fortress by British and French artillery after which the Russians surrender.

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Roderick Dew joins HMS Geyser

Dec 12, 1854

Roderick Dew joins HMS Geyser in the Baltic

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Goodenough joins HMS Hastings

Feb 13, 1855

James Goodenough joins HMS Hastings under Captain James Crawford in the Baltic Sea

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Bythesea joins HMS Locust

Mar 12, 1855

John Bythesea joins HMS Locust in the Baltic

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Attack on Vibord

Jul 13, 1855

Boats from HMS Arrogant attack the Russian fort at Vibord.

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Bythesea is Promoted to Commander

May 10, 1856

John Bythesea is promoted to Commander

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HMS Theseus joins the 10Th Cruiser Squadron

Aug 1914

HMS Theseus joins the 10th Cruiser Squadron. In last august Russian forces in the Baltic captured copies of the German Navy codebook and Theseus was dispatched from Scapa Flow to Alexandrovosk in order to collect the copies offered to the British.

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HMS Theseus Arrives in Alexandrovosk

Sep 1914

HMS Theseus arrives in Alexandrovosk to collect copies of the German code books.

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SMS Stettin Goes to the Baltic Sea

May 07, 1915

SMS Stettin is transferred to the Baltic Sea to attack the Russian positions at Libau

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SMS Strassburg Escorts Minesweepers

Oct 14, 1917

SMS Strassburg leaves Libau to escort minesweeping operations in the Gulf of Riga. They were attacked from the shore and forced to withdraw before returning later.

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Battle of Moonsund Begins

Oct 16, 1917

SMS Strassburg is joined by the battleships SMS König and SMS Kronprinz to raid the Gulf of Riga and try to capture the Moonsund Archipelago. There was a pair of British submarines in the Gulf of Riga who fire torpedoes at German ships, without causing significant damage. The German ships dropped anchor near Suur Strait. By the end of the day the German forces were in the position to capture the archipelago.

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Battle of Moonsund, Day 2

Oct 17, 1917

The Russians realise that if they can stop the minesweepers then they can stop the attack. During the morning the German battleships SMS König and SMS Kronprinz advance to the edge of the Russian minefield to attack the Russian battleships defending it. The Russians are forced to withdraw and the German advance continues.

A German landing party is sent to take capture the battery at Woi, and find the guns there have been disabled.

By the end of the day the Suur Strait is in German control. The Russians try to use the night to retake it, but are unsuccessful.

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Battle of Moonsund, Day 3

Oct 18, 1917

The landing operations on Hiiumaa gained momentum and the area around Emmaste was secured as the German minesweepers continue to press forward. The Russians tried to lay more mines, but are fired on by the Germans before they could complete their operation.

By the end of the day the southern part of Hiiumaa under control of the German landing parties, along with Saaremaa and Muhu.

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Battle of Moonsund, Day 4

Oct 18, 1917

The Germans take control of the Suur Strait and can now move their transports and auxiliaries to land re-inforcements on the islands

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