In 1937, the old battleship ASAHI was ordered converted to a repair ship. During World War I, she was rerated a gunnery training ship and later converted to a submarine depot and training ship. Still later, she was taken out of the Reserve and recommissioned a repair ship; however, she was not equipped to carry out other than simple ship repairs. The ASAHI was torpedoed and sunk in May 1942.
|Builder and Year Completed:||John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Scotland, 1900.|
|Displacement (after conversion):||11,441-tons.|
|Dimensions:||425' x 75’ x 27’|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft reciprocating VTE, 15, 000 shp, 12 knots.|
|Armament:||Disarmed in 1922.|