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Japanese battleship Shikishima 2

Shikishima-class Battleship

Afilliation Imperial Japanese Navy
Max. Displacement 15,090
Main Guns 2 (1 forward, 1 aft)
Sub Guns 8 (4 per side)
Torpedoes 6 banks (3 per side)
Depth Charges Nil
Has Camouflage No
Cost 156,800
REXP 4,500
REXP Gain Rate 9%
Required Level 15
Upgraded From Kuma-class
Upgrades Into Kawachi-class

The Shikishima class (敷島型戦艦 Shikishima-gata senkan?) was a two-ship class of pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the late 1890s. As Japan lacked the industrial capacity to build such warships herself, they were designed and built in the UK. The ships participated in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, including the Battle of Port Arthur on the second day of the war. Hatsuse sank after striking two mines off Port Arthur in May 1904. Shikishima fought in the Battles of the Yellow Sea and Tsushima and was lightly damaged in the latter action, although shells prematurely exploded in the barrels of her main guns in each battle. The ship was reclassified as a coastal defence ship in 1921 and served as a training ship for the rest of her career. She was disarmed and hulked in 1923 and finally broken up for scrap in 1948.

In Game: the main guns on the Shikishima are very inaccurate. You will be missing a lot more shots than with most other ships of the same level. Make sure to switch between primary and secondary weapons to deal with targets.

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