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The Japanese destroyer, Ikadsuchi
The Engineer
vol. 86, 23 December 1898, p. 612

Accession No.549


A preliminary high-speed trial of the torpedo boat destroyer Ikadsuchi was held on the 15th of December 1898, during which she achieved a trial speed of over 31 knots on the Maplin measured mile. The Ikadsuchi was the first of six identical torpedo boat destroyers built by Yarrow and company, Poplar, for the Japanese Government. The Ikadsuchi (length 220 feet, beam 20 feet 6 inches; draught 8 feet 6 inches) was fitted with two 20 and a half inch by 31 and a half inch by 34-inch (2) by 18-inch stroke 6,000 indicated horsepower triple-expansion marine engines with Yarrow, Schlick and Tweedy balancing, operating at 400 revolutions per minute, with steam supplied at 250 pounds per square inch by four Yarrow water-tube boilers.

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