Idzumo armoured cruisers of the
Imperial Japanese navy were Idzumo and Iwate. Both ships were designed
by Sir Philip watts. These Armoured cruisers were very similar to the Asama
Class Cruisers except they had new Boilers which were lighter and
more efficient. 24 in total which lightened the ship by 300 tons. In
1923 both ships were partially disarmed as part of the Washington
treaty. Both ships were re designated as training ships and were
eventually sunk in shallow water in July 1945 in air raids. Both being
finally scrapped in 1947.
Displacement: 9750 tons, Sped: 20.75
knots, Crew 672 Armament: Four 8 - inch Guns in pairs.
Sixteen 6 - inch QF twelve 12 pounder QG Eight 2.5 pounder
QF Four 18-inch Torpedo Tubes
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