Dogger Bank incedent; Russian Navy opens fire on German Trawlers not British

Lawnmowerman

Ad Honorem
Mar 2010
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In 1904 as part of the Japanese - Russian war the Russian fleet left St Petersburg bound for the Pacific to fight the Russians. In the North sea due to a combination of alcohol and poor leadership they somehow thought they were under attack by Japanese torpedo boats (IN THE NORTH SEA!!!!!) and opened fire on a British trawler fleet, killing 2 British sailors. This incident, as well as highlighting the incompetence of the Russian navy very nearly led to war between Britain and Russia. As well as the closing of the Suez canal to the Russian Navy.

Now what would've happened had the trawlers been German rather than British???

Would the Kaiser demand blood??? He wanted a war after all??
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
22,259
SoCal
In 1904 as part of the Japanese - Russian war the Russian fleet left St Petersburg bound for the Pacific to fight the Russians. In the North sea due to a combination of alcohol and poor leadership they somehow thought they were under attack by Japanese torpedo boats (IN THE NORTH SEA!!!!!) and opened fire on a British trawler fleet, killing 2 British sailors. This incident, as well as highlighting the incompetence of the Russian navy very nearly led to war between Britain and Russia. As well as the closing of the Suez canal to the Russian Navy.

Now what would've happened had the trawlers been German rather than British???

Would the Kaiser demand blood??? He wanted a war after all??
Couldn't 1904 have been too early for Germany to start a general European war, though?