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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

MAYA gunboats (1887-1890)

Akagi 1904

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
摩耶 <Maya>     Onohama, Kobe 6/1885 18/8/1886 1/1888 fishery protection 5/1908, stricken 12/1911
鳥海 <Chokai>     Ishikawajima, Tokyo 12/1885 20/9/1887 10/1888 fishery protection 1908, sold 1914
愛宕 <Atago>     Yokosuka K K 7/1886 6/1887 3/1889 wrecked 6/11/1904
赤城 <Akagi>     Onohama, Kobe 7/1886 7/8/1888 8/1890 stricken 4/1911

 

Displacement normal, t

622

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

46.8 pp

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

3.11

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 2-cyl HCDA, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

963

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 68 - 74
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

Maya: 2 x 1 - 149/22 RKL/25 C/74, 2 x 1 - 57/43 Nordenfelt Mk I, 2 x 4 - 25/60 Nordenfelt Mk I

Chokai, Atago, Akagi: 1 x 1 - 209/19 RKL/22 C/72, 1 x 1 - 120/22 RKL/25 C/78, 2 x 4 - 25/60 Nordenfelt Mk I

Akagi: 4 x 1 - 120/32 Five Lille, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 4 - 25/60 Nordenfelt Mk I

Complement

104

Ship project history: These four schooner-rigged vessels were ordered under the 1882 Programme, the first two having iron hulls, the third a combination of iron and steel and the fourth an all steel hull. The Akagi was distinguished from the other ships by having a raised forecastle.

Modernizations: 1894, Akagi: - 4 x 1 - 120/32; + 4 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong R, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I;

late 1890s, Maya: was rearmed with 4 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong R, 2 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

Naval service: Atago wrecked 6/11/1904 SW of Port Arthur after running to a cliff in a fog.

Ivan Gogin, 2014