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Imperial Japanese Navy

by

Fred Jane

Published 1904
 

This edition has added enhancements.....information and photos of
Japanese warships, plus addendums on Imperial Japanese Navy pre-WW1 battleships, the Russo Japanese war and the battle of Tsushima.

Over 500 pages with numerous pictures, plans and maps

Written at the height of the Russo-Japanese war when English support for the Japanese was manifest. An engaging account and technical description of the Imperial Japanese Navy at the point where it turned and became a force for expansion of empire.

CONTENTS

PREFACE
I. EARLY HISTORY
II. THE OPENING OF JAPAN . . . .
III. EARLY WARSHIPS AND THE CIVIL WAR . .
IV. THE IMPERIAL NAVY
V. THE WAR WITH CHINA
VI. THE BATTLE OF YALU . . . . .
VII. WEI-HAI-WEI
VIII. AFTER THE WAR WITH CHINA . . .
IX. THE NEW PROGRAMME
X. THE JAPANESE DOCKYARDS . . . .
1. YOKOSUKA .  4. SASSEBO . . .
2. TOKIO . . 5. MAITZUKU . .
3. KURE . .
XI. NAVAL HARBOURS
1. NAGASAKI .  4. KOBE . . .
2. TAKESHIKI .  5. KURE . . .
3. OMINATO . .
XII. THE MERCANTILE MARINE . . . .
XIII. THE JAPANESE ADMIRALTY . . . .
XIV. ENTRY AND TRAINING OF OFFICERS . .
XV. ENTRY AND TRAINING OF MEN . . .
XVI. PAY, ETC. .
XVII. FLAGS
XVIII. UNIFORMS, ETC
XIX. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OFFICERS .
XX. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN . .
XXI. MESSING
XXII. THE ARMAMENT AND EQUIPMENT OF THE FLEET
1. GUNS . . . 4. AEMOUE . . .
2. GUNNERY ACCESSORIES .  5. ENGINES AND BOILERS .
3. TORPEDOES . .

XXIII. OTHER NAVIES AS SEEN BY THE JAPANESE .
XXIV. THE WAR WITH RUSSIA . . . .
XXIII.
APPENDICES-OFFICIAL REPORTS, CHINO-JAPANESE WAR LIST OF JAPANESE WARSHIPS JAPANESE SHIP-NAMES (MEANINGS) HISTORICAL SHIP-NAMES A JAPANESE "AT HOME" INDEX TO SUBJECT-MATTER
ADDENDA
ADMIRAL TOGO'S REPORT ON THE BATTLE OF TSUSHIMA, 27-28 MAY 1905

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Fred Thomas Jane, the founder of the annual reference book, was born into a priest's family on August 6, 1865. After school he tried to enter military service, then thought about occupying himself with agriculture, but, in the end he devoted himself to literature and graphic art. By the time an annual reference book was published under the name All The World's Fighting Ships, Fred Jane had already been known as the author of a number of reports, articles and several stories. Besides, he proved to be a talented illustrator working successfully for London magazines.





Fred T. Jane



F. Jane published All The World's Aircraft reference book in 1909 which, like All The World's Fighting Ships, is still being published today. In 1914, F. Jane prepared and published several small-format guide books on armed forces.

Apart from those guide books, F. Jane continued publishing articles and books about seamen, ships and navies, which were popular among readers of that time. All in all, he published about 15 books. Among them were: The Torpedo in Peace and War (1898), The Russian Imperial Navy, Its Past, Present and Future (two editions, 1900 and 1904), written by Jane after he visited Russia, The Imperial Japan Navy (1904), Heresies of Sea Power (1906), The British Battle Fleet (1912), Your Navy as a Fighting Machine (1914). Most of these and other books were written by Jane in a publicist style, in which the author tells the readers about the state and problems of the navy, development of military hardware, and life of seamen. They are beautifully illustrated with drawings, most of which were created by the author himself.



 

 

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