Steel Fleet   First Sino-Japanese War  1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895    
Wiki Ukiyoe nishiki-e woodblock print by Kobayashi Kiyochika Inoue Kichijirô depicting the battle of the Yalu 1894

The first Sino-Japanese war was a milestone for both naval warfare and Japan, whose status with the Great Powers was subtly but indelibly altered by the outcome. The Japanese demonstrated a knack for bold strategic naval and military operations that enabled disruptive victories against a seemingly more powerful opponent, a hallmark of later conflicts.

One of the few naval contests fought at close range against large-bore, short-barreled heavy guns designed to fire fast-burning but slow-loading propellant, the battle of the Yalu seemed to demonstrate the effectiveness of quick-firing breech-loaders and the 'line ahead' battle formation which became the common tactical doctrine of both protagonists in the Russo-Japanese war a decade later.

Wiki Battle of Ulsan The Vladivostok Cruiser Squadron gets caught off base and narrowly escapes destruction at the hands of Kamimura's armoured cruisers.
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