This ship paper model is a Japanese battleship Yashima, a Fuji-class pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) by the British firm of Armstrong Whitworth in the late 1890s, the papercraft was designed by etsutan. The ship participated in the early stages of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, including the Battle of Port Arthur the day after the start of the war. She was involved in the subsequent operations until she struck a mine off Port Arthur in May 1904. She did not sink immediately, but capsized while under tow a number of hours later. The Japanese were able to keep her loss a secret from the Russians for over a year so they did not try to take advantage of her loss.
Yashima was 412 feet (125.6 m) long overall and had a beam of 73 feet 6 inches (22.4 m) and a full-load draught of 26 feet (7.925 m). She normally displaced 12,230 long tons (12,430 t) and had a crew of 650 officers and enlisted men. The ship was powered by two Humphrys Tennant vertical triple-expansion steam engines using steam generated by ten cylindrical boilers. The engines were rated at 13,500 indicated horsepower (10,100 kW), using forced draught, and designed to reach a top speed of around 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). Yashima, however, reached a top speed of 19.227 knots (35.608 km/h; 22.126 mph) on her sea trials. She carried a maximum of 1,620 tonnes (1,590 long tons) of coal which allowed her to steam for 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at a speed of 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph).
The ship's main battery consisted of four 12-inch (305 mm) guns mounted in two twin gun turrets, one forward and one aft. The secondary battery consisted of ten 6-inch (152 mm) quick-firing guns, four mounted in casemates on the sides of the hull and six mounted on the upper deck, protected by gun shields. A number of smaller guns were carried for defence against torpedo boats. These included fourteen 47-millimetre (1.9 in) 3-pounder guns and ten 2.5-pounder Hotchkiss guns of the same calibre. She was also armed with five 18-inch torpedo tubes. Yashima's waterline armour belt consisted of Harvey armour and was 14-18 inches (356-457 mm) thick. The armour of her gun turrets was six inches thick and her deck was 2.5 inches (64 mm) thick. For more information of the Battleship Yashima please click here.
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