Sunday, 9 July 2017

Japanese destroyer Akebono launched according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that on 25th April at Yarrow, England the Japanese destroyer Akebono of 350 tons was launched. Horsepower 6.000-7.000 ihp allowing a speed of 31 miles. A second item reported that 9 days after the launching the trials started. Loaded with 25 ton was medium speed on the measured mile 31,16 miles and on the 3 hours trial with a heavy wind and much sea even still 31,08 miles.(1)

1. Of the Ikazuchi-class, succeeded by the Murakumo-class, and which was based on the British four-funnelled destroyers which belonged since 1913 to the B-class. Laid down by Yarrow Shipbuilders, Poplar, London, England on 1 February 1898, launched on 25 April 1899, completed on 3 July 1899, retired on 19 October 1921 and broken up on 2 May 1925.