In 1904 a war between the Russian Empire and Japan broke out over rival claims caused by rival imperial ambitions in Northern China. The resulting war saw the first major naval conflicts to involve modern battleships. Following on from Volume 1 on the history of this naval conflict this second volume covers all the technical aspects of the Russo-Japanese Naval War. It features descriptions and specifications of all the ships involved both Russian and Japanese. It is also profusely illustrated with scale drawings and photographs.