Sunday, 9 July 2017

Japanese armoured cruiser Tokiwa executing trials according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the Japanese 9.700 tons armoured cruiser Tokiwa built by Armstrong, England had a contracted speed of 21,5 miles and a horsepower of 18.000 hp. Her trials at Chatham, England were quite satisfying with achieved speeds if 10-15,6-18,8-21,2-22,7 miles. During a 6 hours trial was a medium speed of 20,85 miles without using the fans and with the fans even 23,1 miles.(1)

1. She was ordered in the budget year 1897, laid down at the yard of Armstrong Whitworth, United Kingdom on 6 January that year, launched on 6 July 1898, completed on 18 May 1899, reclassified on 30 September 1921 as a 1st class Coast Defence Vessel, a year later converted into a minelayer nd finally sunk during an attack by American aircraft on 9 August 1945 off Ominato, Mustu Bay, stricken from the Navy List 30 November of the same year, salvaged on 5 April 1947 and broken up between August and October that year at Hakodate, Hokkaido. Belonged to the protected cruisers of the Asama-class but later fitted out as a minelayer at the Sasebo Naval Arsenal completed on 30 September 1922.