9788364596216
9788364596216

Before the Kongō class battlecruiser design was created, similar type of British ship construction had been studied thoroughly (Thunderer, Neptune, Lion and Indefatigable). During a council held on April 13, 1910, an order for new class of ships was discussed, but a final decision was not made until May 23, 1910. In December 1910, during the Parliament meeting, the Japanese Prime Minister Saitō proposed construction of, as he described them in his speech, “huge armoured cruisers” based on the British “Invincible” class.

297 x 210 mm 22 Drawing sheets, colour profiles 9788364596216

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