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107 The Czar’s personal approval or the third step, in turn, shielded Nevelskoy and Muravyov from their political opponents in St. Petersburg by legitimizing their initiatives, often after the fact. The fourth and last step entailed supplying and defending posts once they were established. Although its staple trade in furs had been declining for some time,108 the Russian America Company was of great assistance in both tasks during the Crimean conflict. ”109 Nevertheless, even a fragile supply line provided for a Russian force sufficient to repel an Allied amphibious assault in August and September of that year.
71 This led decision makers to improvise as best as they could, given the circumstances of individual conflict. Sir James Graham’s efforts at the beginning of the Crimean War were no exception, and the first lord turned to three sources on Britain’s last experiences in the Baltic during the Napoleonic wars. The first source was a biography, The Life of Nelson, written by the Romantic man-of-letters Robert Southey. Southey’s work recounted Admiral Horatio Nelson’s 1801 exploits in the Baltic from a narrative rather than an analytical perspective.
This entailed using naval units to destroy or capture enemy merchant ships in the hope of causing economic damage. 36 British and French merchant ships and whaling fleets in these waters were especially at risk of capture by Russian forces. 38 Yet, the small number of Russian warships in the Pacific combined with their focus on defending the Amur River’s mouth and opening Japan ultimately mitigated the threat they posed to British and French commerce. The Allies’ main concern was that Russia would resort to another tactic from the “age of sail” by commissioning privateers by issuing letters of marque, or official licenses to capture enemy shipping.