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Name: ASAMA
Type: Armoured Cruiser
Keel: 20/09/1896
Launched: 22/03/1898
Completed: 18/03/1899
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 661
Dimensions: 9700disp, 408.0 x 67.0 x 24.4(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (42, 60 & 66, 66), 18000shp
Engines by: Humphrys Tennant & Co, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 21.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 8.0ins, 14 x 1 x 6.0ins QF, 8 x 1 x 2.5pdr QF guns;
1 x 18.0ins (bow), 2 x 2 x 18.0ins (broadside) torpedoes
History:
18/03/1899 Imperial Japanese Navy
01/03/1947 Broken up
Comments: 14/10/1935: Ran agound near Kurahashi Island.
She was refloated but with a severely damaged keel. Not repairable.
01/07/1942: Assigned as an unarmed training & barracks vessel
03/1947: Broken up by Hitachi


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

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Above photo from Navy & Army Illustrated 1898, courtesy of Kevin Blair

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