A Japanese postcard showing Poltava partially submerged at Port Arthur. The ex-Russian battleship Poltava was one of three Petropavlovsk-class pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Russian Navy in the 1890s. She was sunk by Japanese artillery during the subsequent Siege of Port Arthur in December 1904, but was raised by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) after the war and renamed "Tango" (丹後).
French built Russian 8 inch armored cruiser Bayan: scuttled in Port Arthur under hopeless circumstances in she was raised by the Japanese and served in their Navy as Aso, finally being expended as a target in
A faithful view of the Russian fleet sortieing from Port Arthur en route to the Battle of the Yellow Sea, August Prominent here are the American-built battleship Retvizan (left) and the five-funnel cruiser Askold