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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CRUISERS

TAKAO unarmoured cruiser (1889)

Takao 1895

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
高雄 <Takao>     Yokosuka K K 10/1886 15/10/1888 16/11/1889 stricken 4/1911

  

Displacement normal, t

1778

Displacement full, t

1927

Length, m

70.0 pp 71.1 wl

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HC, 5 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2330

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 300

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(10)

Armament

4 x 1 - 149/32 RKL/35 C/80, 1 x 1 - 120/22 RKL/25 C/78, 1 x 1 - 79/25 RKL/27 C/73, 6 x 4 - 25/60 Nordenfelt Mk I, 2 x 2 - 25/60 Nordenfelt Mk I, 2 - 350 TT (beam)

Complement

229

Ship project history: The Takao, ordered under the 1882 Programme, was the first steel-hulled warship to be laid down in Japan. The main armament of Krupp guns was sited in sponsons amidships - similar to many French cruisers of the period - with a Krupp 120mm gun at the stern.

Modernizations: 1901: new armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong Z, 2 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Naval service: Reclassified as coast defence ship in 1898.

Takao

Many thanks to Alexandr Isaenko ( http://scale-ship.ru ) for granted picture

Ivan Gogin, 2014