Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Siege of Tsingtao': Empire of Japan Qingdao United Kingdom World War I 1914 German Empire November 7 October 31 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Europe Imperialism Great power Jiaozhou Bay Shandong German East Asia Squadron Kaiserliche Marine Pacific Ocean Guangzhouwan Leasing Lüshunkou District Weihai 1902 Anglo-Japanese Alliance January 30 Russo–Japanese War Ōkuma Shigenobu Imperial Japanese Army Royal Navy August 15 18th Division (Imperial Japanese Army) Commanding officer Kamio Mitsuomi August 23 Maximilian von Spee Indian Ocean South America Battle of Coronel Battle of the Falkland Islands August 27 Imperial Japanese Navy China Station Destroyer Battlecruiser Battleship Seaplane tender Artillery Laoshan September 18 September 2 Tianjin