The letter about Admiral Togo’s flagship in the November 2013 issue of Sea Breezes prompts me to write of a remarkable monument.
Varyag was commissioned into the Russian navy in 1901 and was scuttled in 1904 off Korea in the Russo-Japanese War. She was salvaged by the Japanese and returned to Russia in 1916 and sent to Britain for overhaul being seized by Britain in 1917.
After the war she was sold to Germany for scrap and was being towed there in 1920 when she was wrecked at Lendalfoot. It was decided to demolish her there and the last remains sank in 1925. I wonder if this is the only memorial to a wreck.
23, William Street, Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 7JH