Russian civil war
Russian civil war

The Bluejackets Periods 20th Century Russian civil war

Russian civil war

The civil war that followed the collapse of the Russian Empire




Transporting Aircraft Across the Black Sea

1919

HMS Ark Royal transported aircraft across the Black Sea to Batumi. From here, they were ferried across the Caucasus to the British naval forces supporting White Russian forces fighting the Bolsheviks in the Caspian Sea.

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Location: Black sea



Grand Duke Nicholas Evacuated

Apr 1919

Grand Duke Nicholas and Grand Duke Peter of Russia are evacuated to Genoa across the Black Sea in a convoy escorted by HMS Lord Nelson

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Location: Black sea



British Monitors Go to Murmansk

May 1919

British monitors are sent to Murmansk to relieve the North Russian Expeditionary Force

British Monitors go to Murmansk

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Location: White sea



Monitors Move to Archangel

Jun 1919

HMS M. No. 33 and the other monitors moves to Archangel as their shallow draught enabled them to travel up the Dvina River to cover the withdrawal of British and White Russian forces.

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Location: White sea



HMS M. No. 29 Returns to Britain

Sep 1919

HMS M. No. 29 returns to Britain

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Location: Britain



Monitors Scuttled

Sep 16, 1919

m25 and m27 get stuck in the mud of the Dvina River as the river levels drop and has to be scuttled to prevent her falling into the hands of the Reds.

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Location: White sea



HMS M. No. 33 Returns to Chatham

Oct 1919

HMS M. No. 33 returns to Chatham from north Russia

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Location: Chatham



HMS M. No. 23 Returns to Sheerness

Nov 1919

HMS M. No. 23 returns to Sheerness from the Russian Civil War

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Location: Sheerness



HMS Ark Royal Returns to the Black Sea

1920

HMS Ark Royal returns to the Black Sea to support the White Russian forces there. The ship twice ferried refugees from the Caucasian coast to the Crimea and, after the second voyage, had to be fumigated at Constantinople after an outbreak of typhus among her passengers.

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Location: Black sea



Timelines of the participants of Russian Civil War

The timeline of Russian Civil War itself is coloured blue

Russian civil war