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Name: TSUKUSHI launched as ARTURO PRAT
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 02/10/1879
Launched: 11/08/1880
Completed: 06/1883
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 399
Dimensions: 1380 - 1542disp, 210.0 x 32.0 x 17.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl, 2887shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws,16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 10.0ins, 4 x 1 x 5.1ins, 2 x 1 x 9pdr, 2 x torpedoes
History:
06/1883 Government of Japan
1910 Broken up
Comments: Launched as ARTURO PRAT for the Government of Chile
Designed to be lightly armoured, but heavily armed and fast
11/11/1880: Mitchell handed her over to Armstrong for armaments to be fitted
Contract cancelled by Chile due to changed requirements
After some delay contract was renegotiated with Japan
by which time the Mitchell company had merged with Armstrong
The design soon overtaken by more modern technology


Above photo courtesy of Terry Summerson