Koko Kyouwakoku (Republic of Koko)
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Author:  BB1987 [ March 9th, 2015, 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Koko Kyouwakoku (Republic of Koko)


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Koko archipelago sits on the Emperor seamount chain, created by volcanic activity along the so called Koko hotspot.

Nation: Koko Kyouwakoku (Republic of Koko)

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Capital: Toumachi.
National Language: Japanese
Recognized Languages: English (spoken by 10,52% of the population. Japanese speakers are more or less proficient in English too)
Government: Parliamentary Republic.
Indipendence (from Japan): 1872 / May 3rd, 1947.
Area: 228.598 km/2 (83th)
Population: 83.493.394 (2014, governement estimate) (17th)
Annual growth: 0,27% (187th)
Density: 365,2 km/2 (36th)
GDP (nominal): $ 3.173 trillion (3.173.720.614.000 / 5th), per capita $ 38.011 (26th)
HDI: 0,916 (2014 / 6th)
Currency: Mon (KKM / 111,62=1 USD, 01/2015)
Time Zone: GMT+11
Date formats: yyyy-mm-dd (AD)
Drives on the: Left
Internet TLD: .Ko
Calling Code: +809

Defence Budget: $ 47.4 billion (47.478.826.000 / 8th) 1,49% of GDP
-Air force: $ 9.6 billion (9.562.235.000 / 20,14%)
-Army: $ 15.1 billion (15.131.501.000 / 31,87%)
-Navy: $ 16.1 billion (16.142.801.000 / 34%)
-Bureaus/Research: $ 6.6 billion (6.642.289.000 / 13,99%)

Manpower (active personnel):
Air force: 33.447
Army: 112.262
Navy: 72.576
(total 218.285)

Coast Guard: 11.952
Police: 192.480

Major Cities (2014 estimate):
1- Toumachi, 7.058.787 (21.563.073 urban area)
2- Kousaten, 2.838.668
3- Hoshiguma, 2.172.881
4- Kumoi, 1.847.860
5- Minatogawa, 1.352.822
6- Fuyuki, 1.179.219
7- Taniguchi, 1.103.402
8- Higashinada, 1.090.564
9- Moriya, 1.084.246
10- Chiyoko, 921.450
11- Miyabi, 912.433
12- Yamasaki, 888.718
13- Machiya, 843.662
14- Nanohana, 836.848
15- Saihaku, 794.891
16- Kanzaki, 783.919
17- Yokokawa, 776.060
18- Shizumacho, 763,235
19- Kitamura, 717.863
20- Kaminato, 704.605

Population history:
800: 134.000 (estimate, Polynesian settlers)
1000: 744.000 (estimate)
1100: 1.157.000 (estimate)
1200: 2.007.000 (estimate)
1300: 2.926.000 (estimate)
1400: 4.657.000 (estimate)
1500: 5.216.000 (estimate)
1600: 7.824.000 (estimate)
1700: 12.938.000 (estimate)
1800: 12.541.000 (estimate)
1850: 14.303.000 (estimate)
1872: 17.604.000 (estimate)
1880: 19.102.000 (estimate)
1890: 21.508.000 (estimate)
1900: 24.832.000 (estimate)
1910: 29.241.000 (estimate)
1920: 32.492.557 (official census)
1930: 41.285.961 (official census)
1940: 47.644.998 (official census)
1945: 47.942.000 (estimate)
1947: 46.613.506 (unofficial census)
1950: 50.295.865 (official census)
1960: 61.816.618 (official census)
1970: 67.874.317 (official census)
1980: 74.729.623 (official census)
1990: 78.839.752 (official census)
2000: 80.421.943 (official census)
2010: 82.593.335 (official census)
2014: 83.493.394 (governement estimate)

Ethnic groups: (1940)
98,66% Japanese
0,72% Pacific Islander
0,58% Asian
0,04% White/Other

Ethnic groups: (2010)
90,22% Japanese
5,79% White
1,16% Asian
0,56% Black
0,44% Pacific Islander
1,83% Other

Author:  BB1987 [ March 9th, 2015, 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Koko Kyouwakoku (Republic of Koko)


-Part 1 (indefinite-1941)
-Part 2 (1941-1943)
-Part 3 (1943-1947)
-Part 4 (1947-present?)

Further history events to be finalized.
-arbitrary Cold War events
-1950s: additional oil fields are discovered on Ojin, Jimmu and Tenji.
-more arbitrary Cold War events until the fall of the U.R.S.S.
-arbitrary contemporary events


WNT (Washington Naval treaty):

United States of America, United kingdom, Empire of Japan, French Republic, Kingdom of Italy, Republic of Koko.
Ratio: 5. 5. 3. 1,75. 1,75. 1,25.

Allowed tonnage and retained warships:

-United States of America: 610.000T

Ships retained:
BB-20 Vermont 16.000 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1923)
BB-21 Kansas 16.000 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1923)
BB-22 Minnesota 16.000 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1923)
BB-25 New Hampshire 16.000 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1923)
BB-26 South Carolina 16.000 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1925)
BB-27 Michigan 16.000 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1925)
BB-28 Delaware 20.380 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1925)
BB-29 North Dakota 20.380 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1926)
BB-30 Florida 21.825 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1926)
BB-31 Utah 21.825 - To be demilitarized upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned in 1927, converted into a target ship)
BB-32 Wyoming 26.420
BB-33 Arkansas 26.420
BB-34 New york 27.000
BB-35 Texas 27.000
BB-36 Nevada 27.900
BB-37 Oklahoma 27.900
BB-38 Pennsylvania 29.626
BB-39 Arizona 29.626
BB-40 New mexico 32.000
BB-41 Mississippi 32.000
BB-42 Idaho 32.000
BB-43 Tennessee 32.300
BB-44 California 32.300
BB-46 Maryland 32.600

Allowed construction:
BB-45 Colorado 32.600 (completed 1923)
BB-48 West virginia 32.600 (completed 1923)
BC-02 Constellation 43.500 (completed 1925)
BC-05 Constitution 43.500 (completed 1926)
BC-06 United states 43.500 (completed 1927)

Final Total: 610.792T

-United Kingdom: 610.000T

Ships retained:
BC Lion 26.270 - To be scrapped upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1926)
BB Thunderer 22.500 - To be scrapped upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1926)
BB King George V 23.400 - To be scrapped upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1926)
BB Centurion 23.400 - To be demilitarized upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned in 1927, converted into a target ship)
BB Ajax 23.400 - To be scrapped upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1926)
BB Iron Duke 25.000
BB Marlborough 25.000
BB Benbow 25.000 - To be scrapped upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1927)
BB Emperor of india 25.000 - To be scrapped upon upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1927)
BB Queen elizabeth 27.500
BB Warspite 27.500
BB Valiant 27.500
BB Malaya 27.500
BB Barham 27.500
BB Resolution 25.750
BB Revenge 25.750
BB Royal oak 25.750
BB Royal sovereign 25.750
BB Ramilles 25.750
BC Tiger 28.500
BC Renown 26.500
BC Repulse 26.500
BC Hood 41.200

Allowed construction:
BC Irresistible 49.200 (completed 1926)
BC Incomparable 49.200 (completed 1926)
BB Nelson 33.950 (completed 1927)
BB Rodney 33.950 (completed 1927)

Final Total: 605.250T

-Empire of Japan: 366.000T

Ships retained:
BB Satsuma 19.372 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1925)
BB Aki 20.100 - To be scrapped upon replacement commissioning (decommissioned and scrapped 1925)
BB Settsu 21.433
BC Kongo 27.384
BC Hiei 27.384
BC Haruna 27.384
BC Kirishima 27.384
BB Fuso 29.800
BB Yamashiro 29.800
BB Ise 31.760
BB Hyuga 31.760
BB Nagato 34.116
BB Mutsu 34.116

Allowed construction:
BB Tosa 39.900 (completed 1925)

Final Total: 362.221T

-French Republic: 213.000T

Ships retained:
BB Voltaire 18.900
BB Diderot 18.900
BB Condorect 18.900
BB Coubret 23.500
BB Jean Bart 23.500
BB France 23.500
BB Paris 23.500
BB Provence 23.500
BB Lorrane 23.500
BB Bretagne 23.500

Final Total: 221.200T
New construction allowed to replace existing warships starting in 1927.

-Kingdom of Italy: 213.000T

Ships retained:
BB Regina Elena 12.600
BB Vittorio Emanuele 12.600
BB Roma 12.600
BB Napoli 12.600
BB Dante Alighieri 19.500
BB Leonardo da vinci 22.500
BB Giulio Cesare 22.500
BB Conte di Cavour 22.500
BB Caio Duilio 22.700
BB Andrea Doria 22.700

Final Total: 182.800T
New construction (30.200T) allowed starting in 1927, replacment of older ships is allowed.

-Republic of Koko: 156.000T

Ships retained:
BC Goryo 14.193
BC Aratama 14.193
BC Aomegami 20.329
BB Yagumo 25.255
BB Inaba 25.483

Allowed construction:
BC Amagi 41.217 (completed 1926)

Final Total: 140.670T
New construction (15.330T) allowed by scrapping of existing warships starting in 1927.

LNT (London Naval Treaty):
United States of America, United kingdom, Empire of Japan, Thiarian High Republic, Republic of Koko.
French Republic, Kingdom of Italy partecipated but did not signed.

Ships to be demilitarized or scrapped:

United States of America:
BB-32 Wyoming to be scrapped or converted to training duties.

United kingdom:
BC Tiger to be scrapped.
BB Iron duke to be demilitarized

Empire of Japan:
BB Settsu to be scrapped.
BC Hiei to be demilitarized and converted to training duties.

Republic of koko:
BB Yagumo to be demilitarized and converted to training duties.

Generic tonnage allowances:
Heavy cruisers:
USA 182.880
GB 149.149
JAP 110.134
THIARIA 41.600
KOKO 14.200

Light cruisers:
USA 145.796
GB 195.275
JAP 102.057
THIARIA 39.905
KOKO 77.338

USA 152.400
GB 152.400
JAP 107.188
THIARIA 38.100
KOKO 72.806

USA 53.543
GB 53.543
JAP 53.543
Thiaria 13.385
KOKO 12.605

Author:  BB1987 [ March 9th, 2015, 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Koko Kyouwakoku (Republic of Koko)

Koko no Kaigun (1876-1947) / Koko Kaijou (1947-on).

Naval districts (current):

Hokuto Naval District
-Naval Base Hokuto
-Naval Base Teshigawa
-Submarine Base Mizushimo (partially mothballed)

Machiya Naval District
-Naval Base Machiya
-Naval Base Nagaisaka

Egawa Naval District
-Naval Base Egawa
-Naval Base kumoi

Hoshiguma Naval District
-Naval Base Hoshiguma

Toumachi Naval District
-Naval Base Yamasaki

Ship classes:

Tokusetsu Kansen / Auxiliaries:
Shimo Class Icebreaker
Hakugei Class Submarine Tender (part 1, 1928-1940)
Hayabusa Class Seaplane Tender (Part 1, 1934-1940/41)
Yusokan No.1 Class Landing Ship
SK-1 Auxiliary Minesweeper
SK-5 Auxiliary Minesweeper
SK-7 Auxiliary Minesweeper

Tokumu Kansen / Small Combatants:
JS-1 Class Patrol Boat
JS-3 Class Patrol Boat
JS-7 Class Patrol Boat
JS-11 Class Patrol Boat
JS-18 Class Patrol Boat

JS-24 Class Patrol Boat
JS-33 Class Patrol Boat
F-1 Class Minelayer
F-9 Class Minelayer
F-13 Class Minelayer
F-16 Class Minelayer
F-18 Class Minelayer
F-19 Class Minelayer
F-22 Class Minelayer
F-25 Class Minelayer
F-29 Class Minelayer
Kimmei Class Fast Minelayer
S-1 Class Minesweeper
S-9 Class Minesweeper
S-17 Class Minesweeper
ChK-1 Class Submarine Chaser
ChK-4 Class Submarine Chaser

Sensuikan / Submarines:
Go-1 Class
Go-2 Class
Go-5 Class
Go-8 Class

Sho-1 Class
Ki-1 Class
Ki-3 Class
Ki-9 Class
Ki-11 Class
Ki-13 Class
Ki-18 Class

Suiraitei / Torpedo Boats - Kiabokan /Ocean Escorts - Goeikan / Frigates:
Gyoraitei 1 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 4 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 14 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 15 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 17 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 25 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 26 Class Torpedo Boat
Gyoraitei 38 Class Torpedo Boat

Suiraitei 1 Class Torpedo Boat
Suiraitei 4 Class Torpedo Boat
Kaibokan 1 Class Escort

Kuchikukan / Destroyers:
Kuchikukan 1 Class
Kuchikukan 10 Class
Kuchikukan 12 Class
Kuchikukan 15 Class
Kuchikukan 27 Class
Sato Class
Shion Class (part 1, 1923-1940)
Okaze Class (part 1, 1923-1940)
Yuuka Class (part 1, 1927-1940)
Reisen Class (part 1, 1932-1940)
Shizuha Class (part 1, 1933-1940)
Tenshi Class

Tsuhokan / Sail Corvettes and Unprotected Cruisers:
Marikouji patchwork Fleet
Moriya Class
Heizei Class

Keiyunyoukan / Protected and Light Cruisers:
Takaura Class
Yozei Class
Daigo Class
Heian Class
Hyoto Class
Shinjima Class
Kashino Class
Yakogoro Class
Kumoi Class
Kazami Class

Junyoukan / Armored and Heavy Cruisers:
Nintoku Class
Saimei Class (part 1, 1928-1940)
Senjo Class

Senkan / Battlecruisers and Battleships:
Haki Class
Goryo Class
Battlecruiser Aomegami
Battlecruiser Kuromegami
Yagumo Class
Shi-Shi Kantai design 1 (canceled by the WNT in 1922)
Shi-Shi Kantai design 2 (canceled by the WNT in 1922)
Shi-Shi Kantai design 3 (canceled by the WNT in 1922)
Battlecruiser Amagi (part 1, 1920/26-1930)
Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship Amagi (part 2, 1930-1940/41)
Kii Class (part 1, 1930-1940/41)
Yashima Class

Kokubokan (or Kuubo Seiki) / Aircraft and Helicopter Carriers:
Ahodori Class


Koko no Kaigun
1876-1880 sail corvette Arakawa
1880-1882 sail corvette Moriya
1882-1885 sail corvette Yamada
1885-1887 aviso Heizei
1887-1889 aviso Kimmei
1889-1891 protected cruiser Takakura
1891-1892 protected cruiser Jito
1892-1894 protected cruiser Yozei
1894-1895 protected cruiser Shomu
1895-1896 protected cruiser Mommu
1896-1903 protected cruiser Daigo
1903-1904 protected cruiser Temmu
1904-1905 protected cruiser Daigo
1905-1906 protected cruiser Heian
1906-1907 armored cruiser Jimmu
1907-1908 battleship Ketsui
1908-1909 armored cruiser Nintoku
1909-1912 battleship Haki
1912-1913 battlecruiser Aratama
1913-1914 battlecruiser Goryo
1914-1914 battlecruiser Aomegami
1914-1915 battlecruiser Aratama
1915-1916 battlecruiser Kuromegami
1916-1918 battlecruiser Aomegami
1918-1921 battleship Yagumo
1921-1925 battleship Inaba
1925-1926 battleship Yagumo
1926-1930 battlecruiser Amagi
1930-1933 battleship Kii
1933-1937 battleship Owari
1937-1939 fast-battleship Amagi
1939-1940 battleship Yashima
1940-1941 battleship Kii
1941-1942 battleship Omi
1942-1944 battleship Yashima
1944-1946 battleship Mikawa
1946-1947 fast-battleship Amagi

Koko Kaijou
1947-1952 battleship Amagi (BB-5)
1952-1953 battleship Sagami (BB-12)
1953-1958 aircraft carrier Inuwashi (CV-9)
1958-1968 aircraft carrier Yonaga (CV-10)
1968-1972 guided missile battleship Yagumo (BBG-14)
1972-1975 aircraft carrier Yonaga (CV-10)
1975-1978 aircraft carrier [...] (CV-11)
1978-1981 aircraft carrier Yonaga (CV-10)
1981-1989 aircraft carrier [...] (CV-12)
1989-1992 guided missile battleship Amagi (BBG-15)
1992-1997 guided missile battleship Haki (BBG-17)
1997-1999 aircraft carrier [...] (CV-12)
1999-2004 aircraft carrier Yashima (CV-13)
2004-2008 light carrier [...]
2008-2013 light carrier [...]
2013-2014 aircraft carrier Yashima (CV-13)
2014-...... aircraft carrier [...] (CV-14)

Fleet Reviews:

-1897, January 13th
-1922, February 6th
-1930, October 27th
-1936, March 25th Large units, submarines and auxiliaries. Destroyer Divisions.
-1941, December 7th

Author:  emperor_andreas [ March 9th, 2015, 10:03 pm ]
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Can't wait for more on this!

Author:  Krakatoa [ March 9th, 2015, 10:23 pm ]
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A very good start BB1987, nice way to show how your ships come about.

Author:  BB1987 [ March 9th, 2015, 11:49 pm ]
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Kuchikukan 1 Class Destroyer:

After the Signin of the Toumachi Treaty in 1897 a basic draft for new naval construction was quickly developed and approved by the Naval Staff. The plan called for the construction of two protected and two armoured cruisers, which in turn necessitated a few destroyers for escort duties.
To fulfill this requirement the Naval Staff ultimately choose to build 9 Destroyers based on the Murakumo Class design recently ordered by the IJN. The original plan called for them to be built locally, but by early 1901, when the last of the 4 Cruisers had been laid down it became clear that the newly built Toumachi Naval Arsenal was not able to handle all that work at once, more so since even the first Cruiser, laid down in 1897 had yet to be launched.
Those issues led to the eventual commitment for three destroyers to be built at the John I. Thornycroft & Company Yard and another three at the Yarrow Shipbuilders, Great Britain.
The first unit, Kuchikukan-1, Was laid down at Yarrow in 1901, launched in 1902 and commissioned during the same year.
Ultimately three ships were eventually built in Koko yards, Kuchikukan-4, Kuchikukan-7 and Kuchikukan-9. One last time modification before construction started was to shift to a modified Shirakumo Class design, which in turn was a modified Murakumo ordered by the IJN.The last ship was in service by 1905.
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The Kuchikukan 1 Class had each ship named after it's pennant, and no unit ever recieved a name during their career. They were 68,6m long -1,1m more than a standard Shirakumo in the vain attempt to mitigate the wetness of the bridge at high speed with a longer turtleback forecastle-, 6,3m abeam and had a draft of 1,8m. They displaced 337tons standard and were capable of a 30knot top speed. armament was made up by two QF 12pounders and four 57mm guns, all in single mounts, the former placed above the bridge and at the stern, the latter mounted amidship, on sides. Two single 450mm torpedo tubes completed the armament.
While in commission 8 of the Destroyers usually made up two DesRons of 4 ships each, with the 9th unit usually retained in reserve, for training duties and to replace any of her sisters in case drydocking was needed. As the Armoured and Protected cruisers they were supposed to escort were completed too late to take part in the Russo-Japanese war, their career was quite uneventful, except for some patrol duties during the closing days of WWI.
As the fleeet was expanding and newer, larger, types of Destroyers were beign commissioned Kuchikukan 1 Class began to leave the fleet starting with the lead ship in 1921. Then the Washington Naval Treaty acclerated things even furter: with the immediate decommissioning of the oldest Protected and Armoured Cruisers Koko's Navy found itself with a surplus of Destroyers. While a large number of Light Cruisers were expected to enter service within the next four years it was also true that at least a dozen newer destroyers were filling, or were about to fill, the shipyards. Simply keeping the Kuchikukan 1 Class in service when they were not yet needed only to be replaced by new constructions as soon as the Light Cruisers would have joined the fleet was deemed not worthy of the expense. All eight remaining units were decommissioned at once in 1922, and only a last-time decision by the Naval Staff to convert them into minelayers saved them to join the lead ship in the scrapyards.

Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Kikuchikan 1 1901-1902-1902 - Decom 1921
Kikuchikan 2 1902-1903-1903 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 3 1902-1903-1903 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 4 1902-1903-1903 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 5 1903-1904-1904 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 6 1903-1904-1904 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 7 1903-1904-1904 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 8 1904-1905-1905 - Decom 1922
Kikuchikan 9 1904-1905-1905 - Decom 1922

*A special thanks to Eswube and Acelanceloet for the Generic Ship Guide guide they made sometime ago, looking at it before drawing this DD was quite helpful as my knowledge of pre WWI ships is literaly zero.

Author:  emperor_andreas [ March 9th, 2015, 11:51 pm ]
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Author:  Gollevainen [ March 10th, 2015, 8:51 am ]
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this is a promising start

Author:  BB1987 [ March 10th, 2015, 8:17 pm ]
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Nintoku Class Armored Cruiser:

Ordered just as the new century started the the Nintoku Class Armored Cruisers were the second step (after the Protected Cruisers) in the process of Koko's Navy expansion. The two ships were almost a carbon-copy of the Asama Class that had just entered service with the IJN, sharing almost all dimensions, armor and weapon features with their Japanese siblings. While the Asamas were built overseas at the Armstrong Withword shipyards, United Kingdom, Nintoku, and her sister Jimmu were ultimately committed to Toumachi Naval Arsenal and laid down in 1900 and 1901 respectively. Construction lasted around five years for each ship, with the last beign commissioned in 1906.
The main difference between the Asamas and the Nintokus was impossible to be noticed unless the ships were drydocked: Nintoku once built measured 133,2m overall, comapred to the 134,7m of the Asama. This because Koko's Armored Cruisers lacked the protruding ram bow the Japanese ships had. Another difference were the omitted 12pounder gun positions at the bow as they were deemed too wet, the number of 2.5pounder rapid fire guns was also cut form 7 to 6.
Overall, Nintoku and Jimmu were armed with 4 203mm guns in two twin turret, 14 152mm ones in single casemate mounts, 10 76mm 12ponders and 6 47mm 2.5 punder guns. Four torpedo tubes were placed below the waterline, 2 on each sides. The fifth at the bow featured on the Asamas was dropped. The Nintoku class displaced 9.526T standard, some 300 less than the Asama class, still, top speed was inferior, at 20,8knots instead of 21.5, this mainly as a result of construction issues withing Toumachi Naval Arsenal, as delays and problems emerged during boiler developement and production, straining the still low experienced designers, engineers and manpower of Koko shipyards.
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Nintoku was officially commissioned in October 1905, already too late to take part in the Russo-Japanese war, then her post-shakedown trials were plagued with multilpe engine and weapon issues, and dragged for so long that devoider her of the chance to act as Koko's flagship.
Jimmu was commissioned by mid 1906, and enjoyed a luckier career than her sister. Having learned from Nintoku's trials, all issues that emerged during Jimmu's post-shakedown trials were quickly resolved and she joined the Fleet as Koko no Kaigun flagship shortly after, mantaining that role until early 1907, when the battleship Ketsui was delivered from the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, the rapid developement of naval Armaments and concepts had already gone past ahead of the two Nintokus, and ultimately HMS Dreadnought commissioning in December 1906 virually made all earlier naval constructions obsolete. Despite this, Nintoku and Jimmu would have remained among the most advanced units at Koko's disposal for almost another decade.
Nintoku finally took on flagship roles in December 1908, serving as such until December 1909.
During WWI Nintoku and Jimmu were left in home waters and did not took part in any major event, just Jimmu briefly sortied in October 1914 to provide distant screening to the Imperial Japanese Navy while it seized German colonies in the Pacific. After the war the two ships were deemed obsolete, and plans to reclassify them as reserve units as new Light Cruisers would have started to join the fleet by 1920 were drawn. Eventually, with the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty, Nintoku was abruptly decommissioned in 1922 and immediately scrapped. Jimmu was reclassified as a training ship and served until her ultimate retirement in 1931.

Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Nintoku 1900-1903-1905 - Decommissioned 1922
Jimmu 1901-1904-1906 - Training ship 1922, Decommmissioned 1931

Author:  emperor_andreas [ March 10th, 2015, 8:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Koko Kyouwakoku (Republic of Koko)

Very nice work!

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