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War at Crimea

War at Crimea

The following month, though the immediate cause of war was withdrawn, allied troops landed in the Crimea and besieged the city of Sevastopol, home of the Tsar's Black Sea Fleet and the associated threat of potential Russian penetration into the Mediterranean.

The Russians had to scuttle their ships, and used the naval cannons as additional artillery and the ships' crews as marines. During the siege the Russians lost four 110- or 120-gun 3-decker ships of the line, twelve 84-gun 2-deckers and four 60-gun frigates in the Black Sea, plus a large number of smaller vessels. Admiral Nakhimov suffered a mortal bullet wound to the head, inflicted by sniper Benjamin Schneider, and died on 30 June 1855. The city was captured in September 1855, after about a year-long siege.

In the same year, the Russians besieged and occupied the Turkish fortress of Kars (the Battle of Kurekdere had been fought between the two in the same general area the year before).

Gibraltar, 1987, Russian gun

Great Britain, 1985, William Howard Russell, Kertch

Isle of Man, 2000, Thomas Leigh Goldie and Earl of Cardigan

Russia, 2005, Sea Infantry in Crimea

St. Kitts, 2000, Royal Family with Crimean War veterans

Great Britain, 2004.10.12, Postal Service of British forces. Expedition to Kerch


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