|On the lighter side . . .|
|Batteries or forts, total 161 guns, mostly of Krupp or Armstrong make|
|1||North group of forts, with 43 guns, 7-24 cm calibre. Captured on 2 February 1895|
|2||Weiheiwei Harbour, harbouring 15 Chinese warships and 13 torpedo boats, and protected at its entrances by 248 sea-mines and by booms of timber and steel|
|3 Liugongdao Island, Admiralty of the Peiyang (North Waters) Fleet. With 61 guns. Under total siege by 8 February|
|4||Ridao Island, with 8 guns. Forts destroyed on 7 February|
|5||Ting Yuan, 7430-ton steel-hull battleship, flagship of the Peiyang Fleet of China|
|6||Matsushima, 4278-ton protected cruiser, flagship of the Combined Squadrons of Japan|
|7||South group of forts, with 49 guns, 7-28 cm calibre. Captured on 30 January|
|8||Position of the Combined Squadrons of Japan: 25 warships and 16 torpedo boats, commanded by Vice-Admiral ITO Sukeyuki|
|9||Town of Weihaiwei. Taken on 2 February|
The battle was fought in severe winter cold which developed into an overpowering snow storm on 31 January and 1 February. Temperature dropped to minus 26 degrees Celsius. Fighting men and men-of-war braved themselves against roaring winds and towering waves, as well as against one another.
Outline of map based on T. C. Tsen & M. C. Chao, The Naval Engagements of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 and Li Hung-chang (Taipei, 1979). Text in Chinese.
Additional reference: Kinsei teikoku kaigun shiyo (Tokyo: 1938, reprinted 1974)