Excerpt from The North Pacific: A Story of the Russo-Japanese War S in the preparation of Navy Blue and Cleared for Action, the author has taken great pains to verify the main facts of the present story, so far as they are concerned with the incidents of the great struggle still in progress between the empires of the East and the West. He ackwledges most grate fully the assistance received from the office of the Secretary of the Navy, from ex-secretary John D. Long, and from Commander W. H. H. Souther land, w commanding the U. S. Cruiser Cleveland, Commander Austin M. Knight, President of the. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.