Satsuma (1906)

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Japanese ship Satsuma (薩摩) was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Originally laid down as a ship with an all-big-gun armament of eight 12-inch guns, due to slow production she and her sister Aki were re-designed with an intermediate-armament of four 12-inch and twelve 10-inch guns.

Satsuma's machinery. castings, forgings and boilers were manufactured by the shipyard at Yokosuka.


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