Mikasa

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 Mikasa Class

Mikasa 24th January 1899 Lost 12th september 1905 salvaged and retained as a Museum.

Mikasa.  Photo published 1915.

Mikasa shortly after completion at Devonshire Docks, Barrow in Furness, 1902.  The ship behind is unknown.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PAN146

    

Mikasa. Last of the four Battleships to be order under the 1896 Naval plan.  Built in the UK at Armstrong at Elswick and laid down on the 24th January 1899 Launched 8th November 1900 and completed 1st March 1902. The Mikasa was the Flagship of Admiral Togo at the battle of Tsushima 27th may 1905.  In the same year on the 12th september 1905 she sank in Shallow water and was raised and salvaged and repaired. and was re armed with new 12-inch and 6 - icnh guns (built in Japan  replacing the British Guns). she was disarmed in 1922 and was still in existence after World war two. she was refurbished and now is a Museum and national monument.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PAN129