June 1920

American Marines in Siberia During the World War

Volume 5, Issue 2

ALTHOUGH the Brooklyn, Flagship of the United States Asiatic Fleet, was in Vladivostok Harbor, Siberia, in November, 1917, when the Kerensky Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviki, no part of her crew was landed, as the Kerensky adherents remained in power in Vladivostok for several months after their chief had been deposed; but upon the return of that vessel in March, 1918, conditions made it imperative for Admiral Austin M. Knight, the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Asiatic Fleet, to send a force of Marines and Bluejackets ashore.


If you are an MCA&F Member

Click here to login and view all Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette articles

OR Join the MCA&F to continue reading

By becoming a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation, you gain access to the entire library of articles from Leatherneck Magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette. Click here to sign up online and continue reading this article

Tags: Marines