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Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK

The Mikasa - a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1890s, and was the only ship of her class. The ship served as the flagship of Admiral Togo Heihachiro throughout the Russo-Japanese War of 19041905, including the Battle of Port Arthur Built at Vickers shipyard, Barrow-in-Furness Date: 1904

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Admiral Arthur Barrow Battleship Dreadnought Flagship Furness Mikasa Russo Shipyard Togo Vickers Heihachiro


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"This evocative photograph captures the majestic Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa as it sailed the waters during the early 20th century. Built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1890s, Mikasa was the only ship of her class and a symbol of Japan's growing naval power. The battleship was constructed at Vickers shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom, and served as the flagship of Admiral Togo Heihachiro throughout the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. The Mikasa's historic significance is evident in this image, as she played a pivotal role in the Battle of Port Arthur, one of the most important engagements of the war. The battleship's impressive size and armament made it a formidable force on the battlefield, and its service under the command of Admiral Togo, a brilliant tactician, ensured its success. The Mikasa's construction in the United Kingdom was a testament to the global reach of naval technology and the interconnectedness of the world's maritime powers during this period. This photograph serves as a reminder of the rich history of naval warfare and the pivotal role that the Mikasa and the Imperial Japanese Navy played in shaping the modern world." This photograph is a valuable historical record of the Mikasa, a pre-dreadnought battleship that played a crucial role in the Russo-Japanese War. It is a reminder of the global interconnectedness of naval powers during this period and the importance of technological advancements in shaping military capabilities. This image is a must-have for any history or naval enthusiast, and its high-quality print makes it a stunning addition to any home or office decor.

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