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Name: TAKACHIHO
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 10/04/1884
Launched: 18/03/1885
Completed: 26/03/1886
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 476
Dimensions: 3727disp, 300.0 x 46.0 x 18.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x 2cyl (30 & 44 x 85ins), 7120ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 10.2ins, 6 x 1 x 5.9ins, 2 x 1 x 6pdr, 10 x 1 x Nordenfelt guns;
2 x 2 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
01/12/1885 Government of Japan
18/10/1914 Sank
Comments: Designed as enlarged & improved ESMERALDA
Main armament of 10.2 & 5.9ins guns supplied by Krupp of Germany
1900: 5.9ins guns replaced by Armstrong 6.0ins QF guns
1902: 10.2ins guns replaced by Armstrong 6.0ins QF guns
1907: Converted into a minelayer
18/10/1914: Sunk by 2 x torpedoes from German destroyer S90
Second torpedo exploded cargo of 120 mines.


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