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HIZEN battleship (1901 / 1908)


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Hizen Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
肥前 [Hizen] (ex-Ретвизан [Retvizan])   300 Cramp, Philadelphia, USA // Sasebo K K 30/7/1899 23/10/1900 12/1901 // 11/1908 stricken 9/1923


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

12700

Displacement full, t12902
Length, m

116.5 wl 117.9 oa

Breadth, m

22.0

Draught, m

7.92

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 24 Niclausse boilers

Power, h. p.

17000

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 2000

Endurance, nm(kts)8800(10)
Armour, mm

belt: 229 - 127 (51 at ship ends), bulkheads: 178, upper belt: 152, battery and casemates: 127, deck: 76 - 51, barbettes: 203, turrets: 229 - 203, CT: 254

Armament

2 x 2 - 305/38 (rus), 12 x 1 - 152/43 Canet, 14 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 2 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

791



Standard scale images


<i>Hizen</i> 1908
Hizen 1908


Graphics


<i> Hizen</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Hizen Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


Former Russian Retvizan, scuttled 6/12/1904 in Port Arthur. She was captured as a trophy, salvaged 22/9/1905, repaired and commissioned in November, 1908 as Hizen.

Ship protection


Main belt extended at full ship length from 1.2m under to 1.1m over wl. Its thickness was 229mm tapering to 127mm at lower edge at 78.0m length between turrets. Upper belt extended to upper deck was 152mm thick at placed between turrets. Both belts were closed by 178mm bulkheads abreast turrets. Thickness of main belt decreased up to 51mm outside citadel. Main deck was 51mm thick at flat part and had 76mm slopes.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


 In the First World War beginning she participated in searches for a squadron of admiral Spee. 1/9/1921 she was reclassified to coast defence ship and disarmed next year. After disposal she was converted to target and sunk in manoeuvres in July, 1924 in Bungo Strait.



Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.