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Climax In The Baltic: The German Maritime Offensive In The Gulf Of Riga In October 1917

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On 17 October 1917, only three weeks before the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd on 7 November, an engagement occurred in the Gulf of Riga between the German dreadnought battleships Konig and Kronprinz and three Russian capital ships of the previous generation, the pre-dreadnought battleships Slava and Grazhdanin and the armoured cruiser Bayan. As the German advance neared Riga its Gulf became the forefront of operations. 1917 was dominated by the political changes in Russia. Although the new regime created by the March Revolution remained in the war much of the Russian Navy had different ideas. War games held on 12 September demonstrated the operational need for heavy units for bombardment duties and to protect the landings from the Russian fleet, whose inactivity could not be taken for granted.

Keywords: German Maritime; Gulf of Riga; Russia



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