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Name: IWATE
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 11/11/1898
Launched: 29/03/1900
Completed: 22/02/1901
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 689
Dimensions: 9773disp, 400.0 x 68.5 x 24.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (32, 52 & 59, 59 x 39ins), 14500ihp
Engines by: Humphrys Tennant & Co, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 22.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 8.0ins, 14 x 1 x 6.0ins QF, 12 x 1 x 12pdr QF, 7 x 1 x 2.5pdr QF guns;
4 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
22/02/1901 Imperial Japanese Navy
24/07/1945 Sank
Comments: 1944: Main armament replaced by 2 x 2 x 5.0ins AA guns
1944: Secondary armament reduced to 4 x 1 x 6.0ins guns
24/07/1945: Bombed at Kure. Sank in shallow water
Subsequently raised
01/1947: Broken up by Harima Dock Co


Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter E Frost collection

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