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Plans of Settsu Class Battleships
These plans show the Settsu class battleships of 1910-11, the first Japanese battleships to carry a single calibre of main guns, although the four 12in guns in the fore and aft turrets were longer than the eight 12in guns in the flank turrets. They also marked an important stage in the development of the Japanese ship building industry, with about 80% of their material produced in Japan, compared to only 40% on the previous Satsuma class. Kawachi was destroyed by an accidental magazine explosion in 1918, while Settsu survived to be used as a training ship during the Second World War.