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Battle of Åland Islands

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On July 2, 1915, a Russian cruiser squadron (including Oleg, Bogatyr and Novik) sent for a bombardment mission clashed in a series of running fights with German minelaying squadron off the Swedish territorial waters. Outgunned and dispersed, the German squadron split, with the minelaying cruiser SMS Albatross running aground in the Swedish waters - as such she was the only loss of the battle, as Sweden interned her until the end of the war.


Grounded SMS Albatross.

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