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IJS Yamato (SK-5) (Treaty of Amiens Map Game)

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日本帝国船 — 大和 (Japanese)
IJS Yamato
The Yamato just after its commissioning ceremony
Career (Japan)
Flag of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Name IJS Yamato
Namesake The Japanese people (Yamato people)
Owner Japanese government
Operator Imperial Japanese Navy
Registry SK-5
Ordered 1811
Builder Edo Imperial Shipyard
Yard number Kaigun-1

Laid down 1811
Completed January 1813
Christened 1811
Launched 1813
Commissioned February 1813

In service 1811 — present

Homeport Edo

Status active

General characteristics
Class Yamato-class ironclad
Type Ironclad
Tonnage 512
Length 53 m
Beam 15.60 m
Draught 1.8 m

Decks 4
Deck clearance 1 metre

Propulsion Steam engine with 22 inches (560 mm) cylinder and stroke of 6 feet (1.8 m), fed by five fire-tube boilers at 140 psi (970 kPa)[1][2]

paddle wheel-propelled

Speed 4 knots (7.4 km/h)

Complement 251 officers and men

Armour forward casemate: 2.5 inches (64 mm)

pilot house: 2.5 inches (64 mm) 60 feet (18 m) of the side covering the machinery: 2.5 inches (64 mm). forward part of casemate sides: 3.5 inches (89 mm) railroad iron

The IJS Yamato is the lead ship of the Yamato class of ironclads. It is also the flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy as of 1813.

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