- Oct 2018
Interesting, thank you for the info. Did the Qing Navy lose access to Lushun Port after Russia took the lease on Dalian in 1898?
In the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, the Beiyang Navy was almost completely annihilated, and the remaining warships were seized by Japan. It was only after 1896 that ships were purchased.
In 1909 (the first year of Xuantong), the South and Beiyang Navy were adapted into the cruiser fleet and the Yangtze River Fleet. Since then, the name of the Beiyang Navy has ceased to exist.