Visit to the Memorial Ship Mikasa at Yokosuka


I was so happy to visit the memorial ship Mikasa at yokosuka. As you may now, Mikasa is one of the most famous ship in the world and was the flag ship of the Japanese Imperial Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima which was a decisive Japanese victory over the Russian Navy. It was the first vistory of an Asian nation against a Major consolidated Naval Power, therefore the impact in media at that time was very strong. I really liked the background and significance of the Z flag.

battleship mikasa z flag

The Z flag has a well-know meaning in maritime signals. However, the Z flag has special meaning in Japan because symbolizes the great Japanese victory at the Battle of Tsushima.
“The fate of the Empire rests on the outcome of this battle. Let each man do his utmost”.

I have briefly reviewed by visit with some pics and videos (it was a heavy raining day! so I slightly felt like sailing in the middle of a storm!).

Hope you enjoy the materials.

sphere The Russo-Japanese war 1904-1905

sphere The battleship Mikasa

sphere Visit to the Memorial Ship Battleship Mikasa (Photo Gallery) (1st Part)

sphere Visit to the Memorial Ship Battleship Mikasa (Photo Gallery) (2nd Part)

sphere Visit to the Memorial Ship Battleship Mikasa (videos)

The visit really increased my motivation to played a wargame on the Russo-Japanese war from the naval warfare perspective!



 

▽Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

 

sphere The organization of the JMSDF

 

 

sphere The Regional District Forces

 

 

sphere Helicopter Destroyers DDH

 

 

sphere Guided Missile destroyers DDG
 

 

 

sphere Destroyers DD

 

 

sphere Tank Landing Ships LST

 

 

sphere Submarines SS

 

 

sphere Support and Auxiliary ships

 

 

sphere The aviation of the JMSDF

 

 

sphere Naval landing forces of the JMSDF

 

 

sphere Future projects of the JMSDF

 

 

sphere The strategy of the JMSDF

 

 

sphere News & manoeuvres

 

▽ Simulations & Wargames

▽ World War II: European Theater

 

sphere Unconditional Surrender

 

 

sphere The Supreme commander

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