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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

"Few ships are as storied as the legendary Mikasa. This pre-dreadnought battleship took on the Russian fleet the Battle of Tsushima. This clash shocked the whole world and revealed Japan as the Pacific's dominant naval force. There's such reverence for this vessel in naval circles that it is still on display over 100 years after it was commissioned. This limited edition kit features a metal nameplate, wooden display stand parts and markings that commemorate the Mikasa's completion in 1902…"




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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 4:55 p.m. PST


Mikasa17 Jun 2017 4:42 a.m. PST

If you're ever down Tokyo way she's worth a visit

Blutarski17 Jun 2017 5:26 a.m. PST

Mikasa was at great risk of being scrapped in the, shall we say, over-enthusiastic US effort to "de-militarize" Japan after its defeat in WW2. IIRC, Admiral Nimitz, recognizing the important historical significance of the ship, intervened to save her and also provided some USN assistance for her repair.

An interesting factoid while on the subject of Admiral Nimitz ….. he was present (as a young US naval attaché to Germany) at the launching of SMS Derfflinger.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!. (smile)

Thanks for the info Blutarski!.


Supercilius Maximus21 Jun 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

I wonder what happened to her sister ship – the Sukasa?

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