(IJN IZUMO on Shanghai's Bund by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

Completed at the turn of the 20th century as an armored cruiser, YAKUMO saw frontline service in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.

In 1921, she was rerated as a coast defense vessel. From 1931 to 1939, YAKUMO served as a training ship for the Etajima Naval Academy's cadets. In December 1945, she was assigned to the Allied Repatriation Service and served as a demobilization transort until July 1946 when she was sent to the breaker's yard.

Builder Dimensions Displacement Machinery Speed Armament Crew
Stettiner Vulcan AG, Germany 409' x 64' x 23.9' 9,801-tons 2-shafts, 4-cyl compound VTE, 24 boilers, 15,500 s.h.p , 20.5 knots 4 x 8-inch/203 mm, 12 x 6-inch/152 mm , 12 x 3-inch, 8 x 2-inch/47-mm, 5 x 18-inch/450 mm ) TT 648-700

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