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YAEYAMA steel unarmoured cruiser (1892)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
八重山 [Yaeyama]     Yokosuka K K 6/1887 3/1889 3/1892 stricken 1906


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1584

Displacement full, t1609
Length, m

96.9 pp

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

4.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HTE, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

5400

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 350

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(10)
Armour, mmdeck: 13
Armament

3 x 1 - 120/32 SKL/35 C/86, 10 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 - 350 TT

Complement

215



Standard scale images


<i>Yaeyama </i>1892
Yaeyama 1892


Ship project history


Yaeyama was built to a design prepared by the French engineer M Bertin. The machinery was imported from Britain and was TE instead of the compound-type previously installed in Japanese warships.

Modernizations


1902: reboilered with 8 Niclausse boilers, extra funnel was added.

Naval service


Yaeyama stranded 11/5/1902 near Nemoro, towed off 1/9/1902, repaired and reboilered. She was stricken in 1906 but later used for experiments with oil-fired boilers, BU in 1911.