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MIKASA

 

This battle ship model is all hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction and painted as the real boat. There are no plastic and this model is ready for display.

Item Code

Specifications

Packing Volume

BT0016P 102L x 19W x 52H (cm)

40.15L x 7.48W x 20.47H (inch)

0.172 m = 6.07412 ft

sModel Mikasa Battle Ship

Mikasa bow

Mikasa hull

三笠

Mikasa Stern

Mikasa is a pre-Dreadnought battleship, formerly of the Imperial Japanese Navy, launched in Britain in 1900. She served as the flagship of Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō during the Battle of the Yellow Sea on 10 August 1904, and the Battle of Tsushima on 27 May 1905 during the Russo-Japanese War. Currently, she is preserved as a museum ship at Yokosuka. Mikasa is the last remaining example of a pre-dreadnought battleship anywhere in the world. She was named after Mount Mikasa in Nara, Japan.

HISTORY

Mikasa is a pre-Dreadnought battleship, formerly of the Imperial Japanese Navy, launched in Britain in 1900. She served as the flagship of Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō during the Battle of the Yellow Sea on 10 August 1904, and the Battle of Tsushima on 27 May 1905 during the Russo-Japanese War. Currently, she is preserved as a museum ship at Yokosuka. Mikasa is the last remaining example of a pre-dreadnought battleship anywhere in the world. She was named after Mount Mikasa in Nara, Japan.

Background
Following the 18941895 First Sino-Japanese War, and the forced return of the Liaodong Peninsula to China under Russian pressure, Japan began to build up its military strength in preparation for further confrontations. In particular, Japan promulgated a ten-year naval build-up program, with the construction of six battleships and six armored cruisers at its core.

One of these battleships, Mikasa, was ordered from the Vickers shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom at the end of 1898, for delivery to Japan in 1902. She took three years to complete, at the great cost of 880,000 (8.8 million yen).

That same year Japan also secured diplomatic and strategic support, by concluding the 1902 Anglo-Japanese Alliance with the world's strongest naval power. The United Kingdom shared Japan's wish to contain Russian expansionism in the Far East, especially to protect its interests in China and India.

A state of the art battleship
At the time of her delivery, Mikasa was a state of the art vessel of the pre-dreadnought era, achieving an unprecedented combination of firepower and protective strength. She was adapted from the Royal Navy's latest Majestic class design, with increased displacement (15,140 tonnes against 14,900), improved speed (18 knots against 17), slightly stronger armament (two more 6 inch guns), and much stronger armour: she kept the same armour thicknesses but used high performance Krupp armour, around 50% stronger compared to the Harvey armour used by the Majestic class.

Facts
Ordered: 26 September 1898
Builder: Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Laid down: 24 January 1899
Launched: 8 November 1900
Commissioned: 1 March 1902
Decommissioned: 20 September 1923
Status: Transformed as a memorial ship

 Suggest: Display case to preserve the model from dust

Assemble Display case for war ship model

This assembly display case comes with plexiglass.

Picture of the ship in the display case is just for illustration purpose.

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