armored cruiser Gromoboi, built for commerce raiding against British
shipping far from the seats of empire, seen in Melbourne, Australia,
during April-May 1901. The event was the granting of the Constitution of
Australia, which united the six British colonies on the continent into
one Commonwealth; following this event, Gromoboi stopped off in Japan
before reaching Port Arthur, Russia’s force-leased, ice-free naval base
in southern Manchuria on the Yellow Sea.