As the CSS Shenandoah prepares to steam into the Sea of Okhotsk, things are getting decidedly chilly. In three weeks of sailing and steaming the ship has gone from 100 fahrenheit temperatures (38 celsius) to a below freezing 26 (-3 Celsius). It is just lucky that Midshipman Mason has been making so many pairs of pants, although with his chilblains playing up, a pair of slippers would also come in handy for the long evenings he spends reading Les Miserables…

With the Shenadoah off the Russian coast, Rob and MOB further explore the strange case of the Dogger Bank incident, also known as the “Russian Atrocity”, where the Russian Baltic fleet in 1904 mistook a fleet of British fishermen for Japanese torpedo boats (as you do). Tune in to hear more about this great day in Russian naval history, if, by great day, you mean embarrassing ¬†ommnishambles.