Japanese ironclad warship Fusō

Japanese Ironclad Warship Fusō

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was an ironclad warship of the early Imperial Japanese Navy. She was built by the Samuda Brothers at Cubitt Town, London, England, and commissioned in January 1878. She was the first armored warship to be built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in England (the previous one, the Ryūjō, had been built in Scotland). Tōgō Heihachirō, later a prominent Japanese admiral, supervised its construction. It should not be confused with the later (1914-era) dreadnought battleship Fusō. The name Fusō was taken for an ancient name of Japan in Chinese legend.


Fusō was ordered in 1875, as part of Japan's first steps towards building a modern navy. As Japan lacked the expertise and the industrial infrastructure to construct such a vessel, the order was placed to a shipyard in England, and a number of promising young Japanese junior officers were sent to England to supervise the construction, and to receive training in operations and engineering.

The design of Fusō was based on a scaled-down version of HMS Iron Duke, an Audacious-class central battery ironclad, familiar to the Japanese as the flagship of the Royal Navy China Station from 1871-1875. As early coal fired steam engines were unreliable, Fusō was built with two fully functional sailing masts for auxiliary propulsion.

Operational history

Fusō arrived in Yokohama from 1878-06-11 via the Suez Canal and the Indian Ocean and was classed as a second-class warship due to her small size. Fusō hosted Emperor Meiji...
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