Asahi, Japanese Repair Ship

Photograph of repair ship Asahi in 1938

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Tonnage 11,441 tons displacement
Dimensions 425' by 75' by 27'
140.3m by 22.9m by 8.2m
Maximum speed       12 knots
2-shaft triple expansion reciprocating (15,000 shp)

The Asahi was a pre-dreadnought battleship completed in 1900 in Scotland. She was a participant in the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. She was subsequently rerated as a gunnery training ship and as a submarine depot ship before being converted to a repair ship in 1938. However, her repair capabilities were quite limited.

Asahi was at Cam Ranh Bay when war broke out in the Pacific. She was torpedoed by submarine Salmon on 25 May 1942 off French Indochina.

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Zimm (2011)

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