This is the history of a Navy which has lost more complete fleets than any other Navy in the world. It is the history of a Navy that has never been more than second rate; that has never been decisive in world history; and that has never developed a depth of tradition to compare with those of the Western Navies.
Theobald, R. A. Jr.
"Russian Navy—History and Traditions,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 7:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol7/iss2/3