Last Train from Vladivostok

TIME Correspondent Wilson Fielder last week was aboard the light cruiser Juneau* on a patrol of the east coast of Korea. Fielder cabled the first detailed report of the war at sea.

WHEN the 6,000-ton Juneau came to Far Eastern waters earlier this year, her mission was one of peacetime training. Few of her complement had seen action and officers admitted that her men were "below standards desirable for combat." They were still below standard when the Juneau headed north about a fortnight ago under wartime orders. Then one day the lookout spotted...

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