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IDZUMI protected cruiser (1884 / 1894)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
和泉 [Idzumi] (ex-Esmeralda)     Armstrong, Elswick, UK 5/4/1881 6/6/1883 15/7/1884 // 15/11/1894 stricken 4/1912


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

2920

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

82.3 pp

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

5.64

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HC, 12 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

6083

Max speed, kts

18.2

Fuel, t

coal 600

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armour, mmcompound - deck: 13 with 25mm slopes
Armament

2 x 1 - 254/30 Armstrong F/G, 6 x 1 - 152/30 Armstrong I, 5 x 1 - 47/30 21/2pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 10 - 11.4/94, 3 - 350 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

300



Standard scale images


<i>Idzumi</i> 1899
Idzumi 1899


Ship project history


Idzumi, the ex-Esmeralda, was purchased from Chile in November 1894 in time for the Sino-Japanese war. Although she arrived in Japan within a very short time of her purchase she was not finally ready for service until after the war had ended. She had been designed to operate in the relatively calm waters near the South American coast and proved unsuitable for duties in the rough waters around Japan. Stability was improved in 1899 by replacing the 152mm guns with 120mm models.

Ship protection


Protective deck had 13mm flat and 25mm slopes.

Modernizations


1899: - 6 x 1 - 152/30, 5 x 1 - 47/30, 2 x 10 - 11.4/94; + 6 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 2 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 6 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

1902: - 2 x 1 - 254/30; + 2 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong Z

Naval service


After the Russo-Japanese war she was relegated to a subsidiary role.