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Old 07-04-2019, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default The mighty Mikasa a tour though history

A little while back I had to visit Japan and the naval base in Yokosuka.

I stole some time and decided while I was there I would most certainly get to see the only pre dreadnought in existence

Built in Britain she is the last example of her period and she served with the Japanese imperial navy for over two decades

I go on board Mikasa and explore her and this is what i found

https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/mikasa-su-casa/
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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Nice article and interesting ship.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:01 AM   #3
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Good article. You "did" her proud. Much Honour.
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Very well written and a most enjoyable read Blair
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:20 AM   #5
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Kapitan, thanks for very interesting article! Of the two remaining participants of Tsushima battle, I've visited Aurora protected cruiser at St Petersburg. I hope that one day I'll visit Mikasa too. Although Japan is our neighbour, geographically it's much easier for me to travel to UK and Israel which aren't our neghbours ;-)
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:40 AM   #6
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A little while back I had to visit Japan and the naval base in Yokosuka.
I hate you. And I hate Richard Nixon.

I'd better explain before I get in any more trouble.

Back in 1970 I was serving aboard USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887), based out of Subic Bay in the Philippines. We were told we would be leaving Subic in March 1970, and paying a visit to Yokosuka and the World's Fair.

Unfortunately Nixon's government chose that time to invade Cambodia. We were reassigned to another month on the gun line and thence straight home.

So I hate Nixon personally because he kept me from seeing Expo '70, and I don't really hate you, but you did get to see a major piece of Naval History and I never will. Not that one, anyway. I did get to see USS Texas (BB-35) while at the SubSim meet at Neal's in 2008.
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Default AMERICA'S ONLY 'ADMIRAL OF THE NAVY'S' FLAGSHIP

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HAS ANYONE VISITED USS OLYMPIA IN PHILLY? A PROTECTED CRUISER AND DECISIVE BATTLE WINNING FLAGSHIP IN IT'S OWN RIGHT!https://www.wearethemighty.com/history/wwi-cruiser-olympia-navy I VISIT THIS SHIP WHEN VISITING RELATIVES ON THE EAST COAST DEWEY LOVE IT OR DEWEY NOT?:
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Since then, (DECOMMISIONED 1922) the ship has hosted visitors who wanted to walk the weathered boards of its deck or see the steam engines that made its speed possible. The Flagship Olympia Foundation is trying to raise the money necessary to dry dock and overhaul the ship. It's already been on the water since 1892, and could have decades more in it after repairs.
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I did get to see USS Texas (BB-35) while at the SubSim meet at Neal's in 2008.
Pictures, or it didn't happen.

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Would be great to visit most of these. Maybe combine it with a few of Guy's Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives eateries along the way.


I've seen a few clips from what looks like a really well done movie on the Battle of Tsushima, wish it was available somewhere on DVD
Not sure if that soundtrack is original or not, hopefully not. LOL
I guess it, "Saka No Ue No Kumo",
is available but the english subtitles aren't good supposedly https://www.amazon.com/2010-Japanese...SIN=B01GUOXKPQ
Price isn't so great either. LOL
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I would have loved to have gone on the 2008 meetup would have been something memorable for sure

Never know maybe something will come up in a few years
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I would have loved to have gone on the 2008 meetup would have been something memorable for sure

Never know maybe something will come up in a few years
Fingers crossed.
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