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Launching HIJMS Mikasa by rlkitterman Launching HIJMS Mikasa by rlkitterman
On November 8, 1900, after a year and a half of construction, Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) battleship Mikasa was launched at the Vickers shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness (Lancashire, England).  As the delegates aboard the ship and on land cheered, the hull went down the slipway into the water (presumably Morecambe Bay), after which it was taken to another part of the shipyard to be equipped with engines, weapons, and a superstructure.  This process would take a year and a few months, and Mikasa would be commissioned on March 1, 1902.  This black-and-white picture of the launching ceremony is on display at the Battleship Mikasa memorial museum in Yokosuka.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hard to believe back then, the old glory days of naval warfare. :wow:
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