Izumo-class


(IJN IZUMO on Shanghai's Bund by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")


Completed at the turn of the 20th century as armored cruisers, both IZUMO and IWATE saw frontline service in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. The sisters also served in World War I escorting Allied convoys.

In 1921, they were rerated as coast defense vessels and served as training ships for the Etajima Naval Academy's cadets. From 1932 to 1942, IZUMO was based in Shanghai as flagship of the China Area Fleet. From 1923 to 1942, IWATE was a training ship. In July 1945, both ships were destroyed at Kure by aircraft of Task Force 38.



Vessel Builder Dimensions Displacement Machinery Speed Armament Aircraft Crew
Izumo
Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., England 435' x 68.5' x 24' 10,395-tons full. 2-shafts, 4-cyl compound VTE, 24 boilers, 14,700 i.h.p, 21 knots 4 x 8-inch/40 cal, 14 x 6-inch/40 cal, 12 x 3-inch, 8 x 47-mm, 5 x 18-inch) TT 1 x Nakajima Type 90 floatplane unknown
Iwate
Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., England Shanghai. 435' x 68.5' x 24' 10,235-tons full. 2-shafts, 4-cyl compound VTE, 24 boilers, 14,700 i.h.p, 21 knots 4 x 8-inch/40 cal, 14 x 6-inch/40 cal, 12 x 3-inch, 8 x 47-mm, 5 x 18-inch) TT unknown unknown

Additional Info
Izumo Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Iwate Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)

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Armored cruiser Iwate at Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 1900Armored cruiser Iwate, 1902Armored cruiser Izumo at Kobe, Japan, 1903Armored cruiser Iwate as seen on a postcard commemorating the Russo-Japanese WarArmored cruiser Izumo as seen on a postcard commemorating the Russo-Japanese War
Armored cruiser Iwate at Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 1900Armored cruiser Iwate, 1902Armored cruiser Izumo at Kobe, Japan, 1903Armored cruiser Iwate as seen on a postcard commemorating the Russo-Japanese WarArmored cruiser Izumo as seen on a postcard commemorating the Russo-Japanese War
Armored cruiser Izumo in Shanghai harbor, China, 1932Armored cruiser Izumo in Shanghai harbor, China, late 1937USS Augusta at Shanghai, China, late May or early Jun 1939; note Japanese armored cruiser Izumo in far backgroundCapsized Izumo, Kure, Japan, Oct 1945; photo taken by USS Sigoney aircraftIwate sunken at Kure, Japan, Oct 1945; photo taken by USS Siboney aircraft
Armored cruiser Izumo in Shanghai harbor, China, 1932Armored cruiser Izumo in Shanghai harbor, China, late 1937USS Augusta at Shanghai, China, late May or early Jun 1939; note Japanese armored cruiser Izumo in far backgroundCapsized Izumo, Kure, Japan, Oct 1945; photo taken by USS Sigoney aircraftIwate sunken at Kure, Japan, Oct 1945; photo taken by USS Siboney aircraft

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