The ship today at Mikasa Waterfront Park in Yokosuka, just SE of Kamakura in Kanagawa-ken. The landscape and water design, feauring floodlit fountains and a man-made waterfall, has won the venue an award as one of the top 20 urban parks in Japan.
Russian coastal defense predreadnoughts rest contentedly in port circa 1900. [1450x1500]
"HMS OCEAN" was a (431') Canopus Class Pre-Dreadnought Battleship - Commissioned: 20 February 1900 - Crew: 750 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 4 x 12 Inch (305mm) Breach Loading Mk VIII Guns (2 in 2 Turrets) 12 x 6 Inch (152mm) QF Guns, 10 x 3 Inch (76mm) QF Guns, 6 x 1.85 Inch (47mm) QF Guns and 4 x 18 Inch (450mm) Submerged Torpedo Tubes - Sunk by a Turkish Mine in Morto Bay - 18 March 1915
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HMS Magnificent. Builder: Chatham Dockyard. Laid down: 18 December 1893. Launched: 19 December 1894. Commissioned: 12 December 1895. Decommissioned: April 1921. Fate: Sold for scrapping 9 May 1921. Class: Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship Displacement: 17,700 short. Length: 128 m. Beam: 23 m. Draught: 8.2 m. Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h).