Imperial Japanese Battleship ''Mikasa''

  • Warships Of History
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

A Pre-Dreadnought Class of Imperial Japanese Naval Warship, The "Mikasa" was named after Mt. Mikasa, in Japan. She was the only "Mikasa"-Class built. The "Mikasa" was built between 1899 and 1902 in West England for Japan. She displaced 15,000-tons and was 449-feet long. She stood 77-feet tall. Powered by 25-boilers which fed twin Vertical expanding steam engines, she had a speed of 17-knots and could range 10,000-miles. "Mikasa" was armed with (2) Multi-Barreled 12-inch Guns, (14) 6-inch Guns, (20) 12-Pound Cannons, (3) 3-pound Cannon,  (6) 2.5-pound Hotchkiss Guns and 4 Torpedoes. Her armor plating ranged from a 18-inch hull, with various degrees of plating from her Upper deck to super structure (between 4 and 10-inches). The "Mikasa" heavily participated in The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), fighting in many of the Naval Battles. After The War, she served mostly as a Port and Coastal Defense Ship (being decommissioned in 1923). She was preserved and is still in existence as a Museum Ship in Japan, a legacy of "The Great Age of Steam".