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Post subject: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 22nd, 2018, 11:31 pm
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Full name: kingdom of Zipang / Jipangu okoku
Location: off the eastern coast of japan
Capital: Heguri
National language: Japanese
Recognized languages: English
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Indipendence (from the United kingdom): 1790 / (form japan) september 3rd, 1943.
Population: 49,021,470 (1940, government estimate) (25rd)
Population: 91,288,466 (2018, government estimate) (45rd)
Formation: 1789 AD
Annual growth: 0,25% (179th)
GDP $ 4.199 trillion (20th)
Time Zone: GMT+11
Date formats: dd-mm-yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: Left
Calling Code +82

Defence Budget: $ 60.0 billion (60.000.000.000) 2% of GDP
-Air force: $ 20.00 billion (20.000.000.000 / 40%)
-Army: $ 10.00 billion (10.000.000.000 / 10%)
-Navy: $ 30.00 billion (25.000.000.000 / 50%)

Manpower (active personnel):
Air force:200.000
Army: 100.000
Navy: 300.000
(total 600.000)

Coast Guard: 10.850
Police: 190.400

Ethnic groups: (1940)
94-% Asia
4-% white
1-% Black
1-% Other


1. Early settlements (indefinite-916)
The Oldest known settlements on the Zipang archipelago are believed to be between 19,000 and 12,000 years old, it's believe that small groups of Homo sapiens reach the island chain during their migration between Asia and the Americas. one interesting thing to note is the fact that all of the early settlements were concentrated in the northernmost Islands of the islands of the chain, the reason for this is believed to be for the fact that the Straits between the northernmost islands and the main Island chain produces very strong Currents usually strong enough to push small boats far out to sea, however it's been found that these first islanders actually died out 7,000 years ago, the exact cause isn't Known it is believed to be either a result of overpopulation or being wiped out by some kind of disease. Luckily during this time several other early settlers made it to these islands it's believed that some of the second generation of settlers may have been the early ancestors of the aiun people, evidence also shows that there were quite a few early Polynesian settlements on the island as well, however a lot of the settlements quickly became abandoned or were destroyed by other islanders.

2. First contact and Colonization (916-1635)
It's believe that the first contact between Japanese and Zipang natives Happened somewhere in the middle of the 9th century, however the exact date isn't exactly known, it was believed that many Japanese fishermen would tell of stories of exotic Islands that's sat just over the horizon, it's believed somewhere within the middle of the 9th century a brave group of settlers set out from what is now modern day Region of hokkaido Japan and they did indeed come across the beginning of a large archipelago, they became the first Japanese people to Settle on the Ireland's, it's believed that these Japanese settlers first settled the small island of Kawakaze the northernmost island in the Zipang Islands chain, and through the Decades they gradually migrated across the smaller Islands and eventually made a permanent settlement on one of the main islands in the chain, and for the next six centuries the Islands population steadily grew to the point where in 1636 it's been estimated at the population at this time was roughly near 5 million.

3. as parts of the British Empire (1650-1790)
TBA



Small Combatants:
TBA


Submarines:
TBA


Destroyers:
Kawakaze class (1906-1925)
Uranami class (1908-1925)

Light Cruisers:
TBA


Heavy Cruisers/ armoured Cruisers:
Tsurumi class (1913-1922)



Battlecruisers and Battleships:
akatsuki class (1913-1929)

Aircraft carriers:
TBA

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 7:35 pm
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The akatsuki class was the first class of super Dreadnought type battleship built for the Zipang navy, as a result the design suffered in many ways,  the main one of which was it,s gun calibre  which consisted of  six 12 inches as well as the guns having a unusual layout, this being 2 in the rear and 1 up front  each turret had 2 guns this bringing the akatsuki class,s main battery to a total 6 main battery guns,  this was backed up by 12 140 mm guns  single casement mounts, 6 on each side of the ship as well as 4 76 mm guns mounted on the deck.

Ordered: 10 September 1909
Laid down:23 July 1910
Launched: 7 June 1912
Commissioned: 28 September 1913
Fate: lost to internal magazine explosion in 1929
Status: suck

General characteristics

Displacement: 28,744 tons standard , 34,500 tons full load
Length: 190.8 m (626 ft)
Beam: 24.4 m (80 ft)
Draft: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Installed power: 4-shaft geared turbines, 12 Kampon boilers, 69,344 shp
Speed: 26 knots (29 mph; 48 km/h)

Armament:
3 × twin TYPE 12 30cm (12 inches guns)
12 × single TYPE 10 14cm (5.5 inches guns)

Armour:
Main Belt: 12 inches
Ends: 5 inches
Upper Belt: 2.7 inches
Conning tower: 16 inchs
Torpedo Bulkhead: 0.9 inches
Armored Deck: 3.9 inches max
Main Battery: 10 inche face, 5.5 inches sides/top, 11.8 inches barbettes

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when the akatsuki  was commissioned  she for a brief time was the most powerful warship in the world, however  she was quickly eclipsed by other powerful warships such as the Japanese kongo class battlecruisers  and the British Queen Elizabeth class battleships,  however she wasn't designed to be the most powerful ship in the world instead she was mainly intended to be used for Protection of home Waters.  with the Outbreak of WWI  the British Admiralty requested the deployment of the battleship akatsuki  and the Cruisers Kitakami and Yura, the akatsuki became part of the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron  and the Cruisers Kitakami and Yura became part of the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron of the Royal Navy,  in January 1915  the 1st battlecruiser Squadron  sailed to intercept a German raiding squadron the two forces met at dogger bank on the 24 of January,  the battle quickly and ensued between the German and British fleets  during the battle the akatsuki  managed to score a critical hit on the German battlecruiser Moltke,  one of the akatsuki shells had managed to penetrate into the Moltke,s  aft magazine,  this caused a massive explosion completely destroyed the German battlecruiser  the ship quickly sank taking all but five of her crew to the bottom, after the battle of dogger bank the akatsuki spent the rest of the war patrolling around the United Kingdom, with the Wars end in 1918 the akatsuki and the Kitakami and the Yura Returned back to Zipang home Waters.
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 at the start of 1924 the akatsuki  was sent into dry dock to undergo a small refit,  this refit mainly consisted of having her conning Tower enclosed and turned into an all-weather Bridge as well as a few other small changes such as the addition of newer navigation equipment  and targeting Systems,  she emerged from dry dock in early 1925  not too much different from her she's gone in, over the next 4 years she mainly took part in Fleet exercises as well as Goodwill visits to other Asian ports,  however  on the morning of May 8th  1929 she was docked at Tajima Naval Arsenal  being readied for a fleet exercise that morning when suddenly a huge explosion erupted from the akatsuki,  the explosion was so powerful that it ripped the ship clean in two, the two halves quickly sank to the bottom of the Harbour taking all  but two of her crew with her,  the exact cause of the explosion of never determined the time but it was  widely believed to have been sabotage by one or more of her crew, the wreck was partially salvaged in 1939 and 1945  and again in 1974 and 1976.
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Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

akatsuki 1910-1912-1913 - lost to internal magazine explosion 1929
unnamed - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1911
unnamed - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1911
unnamed - canceled befor beign laid down in 1912

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Work list: 1. Uranami Class destroyer(~90% done) 2. Murakumo Class destroyer(~50% done) 3. Classified Project (~redacted% done)


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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 7:49 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 7:54 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 8:57 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 4th, 2018, 8:12 pm
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The Kawakaze class was the first class of domestically produced destroyers for the Zipang navy, the Kawakaze  was built to replace the match older German built Kikuchikan 1-4   which by this point will begin to look their age being built and commissioned in the mid 1880s,  so starting in 1904 a brand new class of destroyer was drawn up the class superficially looked very similar to the Japanese Murakumo Class but this appears to have been a coincidence more than anything else, The Kawakaze carry the main Armament  of for 76 mm guns  as well as two single 17.7 inche torpedo tubes mounted on the centerline of the ship.

Ordered: 25 January 1904
Laid down: 10 July 1904
Launched: 15 August 1905
Commissioned: 15 September 1906
Decommissioned: 3 February 1925
Struck: 29 February 1925
Fate: sent to the scrap yard
Status: scrapped

General characteristics

Displacement: 395 tons standard , 457 tons full load
Length: 74.7 m (245 ft)
Beam: 8.8 m (21 ft)
Draft: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Installed power: 2-shaft geared turbines, 4 water-tube boiler, 7.000 shp
Speed: 30 knots (34 mph; 55 km/h)

Armament:
3 × single TYPE 5 7cm (3 inches guns)
2 × single TYPE 5 45cm (17.7 inches torpedoes)

Armour:
(None)

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The Kawakaze and the Umikaze were both commissioned on the 15th of September 1906, during the Kawakazes sea trials several notable issues were found with her design, these numerous design floors  meant that she was unsuitable open sea operations as a result the final five members of her class reordered to a different design in 1908, these issues became extremely relevant  in 1911 when the Yamakaze was lost in a storm the worst part of it was that it wasn't even a severe storm,  this showed just how poor the Kawakaze design actually was. With the Outbreak of WWI the four Kawakaze class destroyers were painted into a dazzle camouflage and throughout the entirety of the war  the ships mainly patrolled  around Zipang  home Waters as well as some convoy escort duties.
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In 1920 with the age of the The Kawakaze class becoming extremely apparent it was decided that all 4 ships would be downgraded to meet training duties, however this didn't stop them from receiving a small refit in 1922 this refit was mainly to keep ships from falling apart while sailing, however this didn't save them for in 1925 all four ships were finally decommissioned three of them was sent to the scrap yard almost immediately, however the Okikaze was instead giving to the coast guard and was used as a coast guard Patrol vessel  before eventually being sunk in 1937 during the Japanese invasion of the Zipang Islands.
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Kawakaze  1904-1905-1906 - Decommissioned 1925
Umikaze  1904-1905-1906 - Decommissioned 1925
Okikaze   1905-1906-1907 - Decommissioned 1925
Suzukaze  1905-1906-1907 - Decommissioned 1925
Yamakaze  1906-1907-1908 - sunk 1911
Uranami - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1908
unnamed - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1908
unnamed - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1908

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 15th, 2018, 9:46 am
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 20th, 2018, 11:03 am
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The Tsurumi class was a class of Armoured Cruiser that was built to replace the much older Hatsuharu class ironclads from 1880, the construction of the Tsurumi class  was authorised in the naval bill of 1897  which stated that the Zipang by 1905  would have a fleet of 4 battleships 2 armoured Cruisers  6 light cruises and 25 destroyers, The Tsurumi class  were the first ships to be laid down under his new bill, as a result of being the first armoured cruisers built in Zipang  the shipyard that built the ships requested help from the Royal Navy  when it came to designing the ships,  by early February 1900 the design has been finalised and the two ships Tsurumi and Tokoro were laid down on the 20th of February 1900.

Ordered: 20 February 1900
Laid down: 19 July 1900
Launched: 7 October 1902
Commissioned: 5 December 1903
Decommissioned: 3 March 1922
Struck: 29 November 1922
Fate: sent to the scrap yard
Status: scrapped 1922

General characteristics

Displacement: 13,721 tons standard , 14,663 tons full load
Length: 153.6 m (504 ft)
Beam: 21.2 m (69 ft)
Draft: 7.95 m (26 ft)
Installed power: 2-vertical,triple-expansion engines, 14 water-tube boilers, 26,344 shp
Speed: 24 knots (27 mph; 44 km/h)

Armament:
4 × twin TYPE 99 20cm (8 inches guns)
12 × single TYPE 98 15cm (5.9 inches guns)
10 x single TYPE 90 4cm (1.8 inches guns)

Armament: as decommissioned 1922
4 × twin TYPE 99 20cm (8 inches guns)
10 × single TYPE 98 15cm (5.9 inches guns)
4 x single TYPE 16 7cm (2.9 inches guns)

Armour:
Main Belt: 6 inches
Ends: 5 inches
Conning tower: 10 inches
Armored Deck: 1.2 inches max
Main Battery: 6.5 inches face, 4.2 inches sides/top, 5.1 inches barbettes

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The Tsurumi was commissioned on the 5th of December 1903 when she was commissioned she was the most advanced warship in the Zipang navy  and one of the most advanced ships in Asia at the time,  however several issues have been found during her sea trials the main one being her triple expansion steam engines, this issue being that they did not operate at peak efficiency and their matter how much they tried her crew couldn't figure out why her engines weren't performing as well as they should, this was an issue that would carry through the rest of Her Life and the cause even to this day is still not known. Her sister Tokoro however operated flawlessly on her sea trials as a result she was designated as the flagship of the Zipang navy,  the resilience of the Tsurumi  class design was put the ultimate test in 1911  when the Tsurumi  was on a routine Patrol off the coast when she encountered another ship the ship being the ocean liner Akebono,  which had just returned from the US on its trans Pacific crossing,  as the two ships past each other  the wake caused by the Akebono pulled the Tsurumi in towards the ocean liner,  as a result the Tsurumi  subsequently rammed  the Akebono which caused major damage two both ships however the Tsurumi  being much smaller then the Akebono, meant she came off worse her entire bow was crushed in both above and below the waterline  this meant that she quickly began to take on water  however she didn't sink   she developed a 9 degree list to Port  but luckily her crew managed to stop the flooding  and bring her back to a even Keel  both ships limped back to Port they will both subsequently repaired.During the course of WWI Tsurumi and Tokoro didn't participate in any major events during the war.
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After the end of World War I  the Tsurumi and Tokoro were beginning show they're age,  so in 1919 they were both redesignated to reserve units, and spent the next year in mothball until 1920  when both ships were called upon  to help in the rescue efforts  after a powerful earthquake that had hit the Heguri province. After the rescue efforts concluded both of the ships were placed  back into the reserve Fleet  until in 1922 at the signing of the Washington naval Treaty both ships were deemed obsolete and expendable and both would see the cutters torch later that year.
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Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Tsurumi 1900-1902-1903 - Decommissioned 1922
Tokoro 1901-1903-1904 - Decommissioned 1922

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 26th, 2018, 1:22 pm
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The Uranami class was a series  of 15 destroy built from 1908 to 1915.The class was built mainly to address the many designer issues with The Kawakaze class the main one of which being their inherent unseaworthiness  in anything other than calm flat sees,  as a result The Uranami design Incorporated a completely different Hull shape and design this new Hull design made it so that the ships were a lot more seaworthy then the The Kawakaze class,  however The Uranami's suffered from poor role performance even after the addition of 60 tons of ballast this issue continued to plague them for the rest of their careers.


Ordered: 22 April 1908
Laid down: 3 June 1908
Launched: 11 February 1909
Commissioned: 29 November 1910
Decommissioned: 24 October 1925
Struck: 28 January 1926
Fate: sunk as target ship 21 December 1929
Status: sunk


General characteristics

Displacement: (689 tons)
Length: 75.5 m (248 ft)
Beam: 7.9 m (25 ft)
Draft: 3.1 m (10 ft)
Installed power: 2-shaft geared turbines, 4 water tube boiler, 16,476 shp
Speed: 32 knots (36 mph; 59 km/h)

Armament:
3 × single TYPE 5 10cm (3.9 inches guns)
2 × twin TYPE 9 53cm (20.9 inches torpedoes)


Armour:
Uniform 15 millimetres across the entire ship

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Uranami was commissioned on the 29th of November 1908, as built she carried 3 100 mm guns  and 4 533 torpedo tubes in twin launchers, she was designed to reach a top speed of 32 knots but on her see trial she managed to reach a top speed of 34.5 knots a whole 2 knots faster then her original design speed, compared to the previous The Kawakaze class  the ships of the Uranami  class were well liked by their  crews and all who sell them all done, during the course of the First World War 6 Uranami class destroyers were painted into a dazzle camouflage and Were sent to Britain to become part of the British grand fleet, however they didn't participate in any noteworthy engagements of battles they mainly performing convoy escort duties and other small tasks about nature. In 1917 during a large scale fleet exercise the two destroyers Karukaya and Basho were lost when the Karukaya rammed the Basho, the damage to the Basho  was so expensive that she sank can just a little under 10 minutes, the Karukaya  on the other hand took longer to sink  due to progressive flooding eventually capsizing at 4:36 in the evening on the 16th of October 1917 with the loss of 50 of her crew.
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after the end of World War 1 and with the commissioning of newer and larger destroyers meant that 5 of the Uranami class were placed into reserve, and with the signing of the Washington naval Treaty in 1922 another 4 were placed into reserve and finally in 1925 the entire class was decommissioned and scrapped over the next 2 following years.
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Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Original batch (built 1908-1913)

Uranami 1908-1909-1910 - Decommissioned 1925 (converted to Minesweeper)
Shion 1908-1909-1910 - Decommissioned 1925 (converted to Minesweeper)
arashio 1908-1909-1910 - Decommissioned 1925 (converted to Minesweeper)
Enoki 1909-1910-1911 - Decommissioned 1925
Keyaki 1909-1910-1911 - Decommissioned 1925
Nara 1909-1910-1911 - Decommissioned 1925
Karukaya 1910-1911-1912 - sunk 1917
Basho 1910-1911-1912 - sunk 1917

Tenshi batch (built 1910-1915)

Tenshi 1910-1911-1912 - Decommissioned 1925
Kakitsubata 1911-1912-1913 - Grounded 1921, broken up
Nadeshiko 1911-1912-1913 - Decommissioned 1925
Kikyo 1912-1913-1914 - Decommissioned 1925
Kaido 1912-1913-1914 - Decommissioned 1925
Yuzuki 1912-1913-1914 - Decommissioned 1925
Kikuzuki 1913-1914-1915 - sunk 1922

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 26th, 2018, 1:39 pm
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