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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CAPITAL SHIPS

IWAMI battleship (1904/1907)

Iwami 1910

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
石見 <Iwami> (ex- <Oryol>)   Galernyy Is, St. Petersburg, Russia // Uraga K K 2/6/1900 1/8/1902 8/1904 // 6/1907 stricken 9/1922
  

Displacement normal, t

13500

Displacement full, t

15300

Length, m

121.0

Breadth, m

23.2

Draught, m

7.97

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl. VTE, 20 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

16300

Max speed, kts

17.8

Fuel, t

coal 1520

Endurance, nm(kts) 8500(10)

Armour, mm

belt: 190 - 152, 146 - 102 at ship ends, upper belt: 152 - 102, deck: 75 - 51, barbettes: 356 - 203, turrets: 254 - 102, 8`` gun shields: 51, 3`` gun battery: 76, CT: 203

Armament

2 x 2 - 305/38 (rus), 6 x 1 - 203/45 Armstrong W, 16 x 1 - 75/48 Canet (rus), 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 - 381 TT (beam)

Complement

806

Ship project history: Former Russian Oryol, captured 28/5/1905 after Tsushima battle. She was capitally reconstructed: 152mm turrets were replaced by single 203mm guns in deck mounts, funnels height was moderated, superstructures were altered: as a result it was possible to liquidate an overload and to raise stability.

Ship protection: There was 32mm longitudinal anti-torpedo bulkhead connected with main belt slope. Upper deck over 3`` battery was 64-38-mm thick, main deck was 51mm and lower deck was 38-25mm. Main deck was connected with lower edge of main belt and lower deck by slopes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Iwami was commissioned in 1907. From 28/9/1914 till 1/11/1914 she bombed German positions at Tsingtao base. 1/9/1921 she was reclassified to coast defence ship, in next April disarmed. After discarding she was converted to target and sunk on manoeuvres in July, 1924.

Iwami

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14