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.

"BROOKLYN" ARRIVES AT VLADIVOSTOK

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