This ship paper model is the Kotetsu, later renamed Azuma, the first ironclad warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), the papercraft was designed by etsutan. The Kotetsu was built in France in 1864 for the Confederate States Navy as CSS Stonewall, and acquired from the United States in February 1869.
She was an ironclad ram warship. She had a decisive role in the Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay in May 1869, which marked the end of the Boshin War, and the complete establishment of the Meiji Restoration. Her sister ship Cheops was sold to the Prussian Navy, becoming the Prinz Adalbert. For more information please click here.
You can download this ship paper model template here: Japanese Ironclad Kotetsu Free Ship Paper Model Download
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