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AMAGI screw sloop (1878)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
天城 [Amagi]     Yokosuka K K 9/1875 3/1877 11/4/1878 gunboat 1898, stricken 6/1905


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

911

Displacement full, t1030
Length, m

62.5 pp 65.3 wl

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

4.37

No of shafts

1

Machinery1 HC, 2 cylindrical boilers
Power, h. p.

720

Max speed, kts

11.5

Fuel, t

coal 150

Endurance, nm(kts)1 x 1 - 173/22 RKL/25 C/72, 4 x 1 - 120/22 RKL/25 C/78, 1 x 1 - 120/17 C/65 (Bronze), 3 x 1 - 79/25 RKL/27 C/73
Armament

159

Complement

301



Standard scale images


<i>Amagi</i> 1878
Amagi 1878


Ship project history


The wooden-hulled Amagi was a slightly larger and more heavily armed version of the Seiki, both vessels being built at the same yard. The Amagi mounted identical machinery to the Seiki but the hp was almost doubled from 443 to 720 to give art extra 2 kts. Like the Seiki the armament was supplied by Krupps.

Modernizations


1880s: + 3 x 4 - 25/60 Nordenfelt Mk I

Naval service


Amagi was reclassified as a gunboat in 1898 and sold for scrap just after the Russo-Japanese war.