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Name: TAKASAGO
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 02/04/1896
Launched: 18/05/1897
Completed: 06/04/1898
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 660
Dimensions: 4160disp, 360.0 x 46.5 x 17.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (40, 60 & 66, 66 x 33ins), 10000ihp
Engines by: Humphrys Tennant, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 8.0ins, 10 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 10 x 1 x 12pdr QF, 6 x 1 x 2.5pdr QF Guns
1 x 18.0ins torpedo (bow), 4 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes (broadside)
History:
06/04/1898 Government of Japan
12/12/1904 Sank
Comments: 12/12/1904: Struck mine & sank off Port Arthur in position 38.10N - 121.15E
She sank so quickly that 274 of the crew died


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo copyright of Albert Reuben Martin