This ship paper model is the Kawachi, the lead ship of the two-ship Kawachi-class of semi-dreadnought battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), the papercraft was designed by etsutan. The scale of the papercraft is in 1:800. Kawachi was built at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and launched in 1910. The name Kawachi comes from Kawachi Province, now a part of Osaka prefecture. An explosion in the ammunition magazine of the skip sank the Kawachi on 12 July 1918, with the loss of 621 officers and crew.
Commissioned on 31 March 1912, Kawachi had a short operational history. During World War I, Kawachi was assigned to patrol the sea lanes south of Japan, in the South China Sea and the Yellow Sea, as part of Japan’s contribution to the war effort. She was also at the Battle of Tsingtao.
Kawachi was sunk by an explosion caused by spontaneous ignition of unstable cordite in its ammunition magazine on 12 July 1918, while anchored at Tokuyama Bay, with the loss of 621 officers and crew out of a complement of 1,059 men. Stricken on 2 September 1918, its hulk was later salvaged and scrapped.
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