Asahi Class Auxiliary Repair Ship


(Asahi by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

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.