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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CAPITAL SHIPS

IKI battleship (1891 / 1905)

Iki 1906

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
壱岐 <Iki> (ex-Император Николай I <Imperator Nikolay I>)   Franko-Russkiy plant, St. Petersburg, Russia 20/3/1886 1/6/1889 7/1891 // 5/1905 stricken 5/1915

 

Displacement normal, t

9672

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

99.3 pp 101.7 wl 105.6 oa

Breadth, m

20.4

Draught, m

7.77

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 16 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

15.3

Fuel, t

coal 1370

Endurance, nm(kts) 4800(8)

Armour, mm

compound; belt: 356 - 102, turret: 254, barbette: 254, battery: 152 - 76, CT: 203, deck: 63

Armament

1 x 2 - 305/27 (ru), 4 x 1 - 229/32 (ru), 1 x 1 - 152/43 Canet, 8 x 1 - 152/32 (ru), 8 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 64/17 Baranovskogo, 16 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 5 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 6 - 381 TT (1 bow, 1 stern, 4 beam)

Complement

616

Ship project history: Small cheap Russian battleships for Baltic intended to operate against Swedish and German contemporaries. Imperator Nikolay I surrendered near the Liancourt Reef after the battle of Tsushima 28/5/1905.

Ship protection: Complete belt had 2.44m height and 356mm thickness (tapering to 152mm at lower edge) amidships (between main gun barbette and main mast) decreased respectively to 305mm till main gun barbette fwd and area between aft 229mm and 152mm casemates aft, 225mm till fwd TT and aft bulkhead of aft casemate. Aft part of belt had 125mm thickness, fwd part between fwd TT and stem divided to 3 approximately equal parts with 203-, 152- and 100mm thickness. Belt was covered by flat 63mm deck. 229mm guns had 76-51mm protection alongside ship and 152mm transverse bulkheads, 152mm guns had local 51mm protection. Main gun turret had 254mm sides and 63mm roof, barbette had 254mm protection.

Modernizations: 1905: new armament consisted of: 1 x 2 - 305/27 (ru), 6 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong Z, 6 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 6 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 6 - 381 TT (1 bow, 1 stern, 4 beam)

1910: - 1 x 2 - 305/27, 6 x 1 - 76/40; + 1 x 2 - 305/40 41-shiki

Naval service: Iki seved as gunnery training ships in 1905-1910, in 1910 she was reclassified to coast defence ship and training ship for seamen and boys. Iki was stricken 1/5/1915 and sunk in October as target for the battlecruisers Kongo and Hiei.

 

© Ivan Gogin, 2014