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Question: Was the Russian Black Sea fleet strong enough to help with land operations on the southern shore in World War I? Short Answer: Russia didn't have much of a Black Sea fleet in WWI. Russia didn't have much of a Navy left in general. What they did have they mostly used in the Baltic Sea to protect St Petersburg(their best port) and prevent a ...


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Yes, lots of times First thing to understand is that Russian Black Sea Fleet remained more powerful then Ottoman fleet, even with the inclusion of SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim). SMS Goeben was battlecruiser, and main advantage of this ship was speed, i.e. it was faster then Russian per-dreadnought battleships (like for example Potemkin), and even more ...


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