IJNS Mikasa — The last survivor

By Rob Morgan

Take a look at the photograph. The admiral on a plinth is Admiral Togo,  the only naval commander in the 20th century to have fought two fleet actions with battleships and won both. The warship behind him is his British-built flagship IJNS Mikasa, aboard which he fought at the Battle of the Yellow Sea in May 1904, and at Tsushima in May 1905. This is a magnificent vessel, a rare survivor of a great naval age, and was the subject of a recent visit by members of my family. Keep your eye open for an illustrated article on the Mikasa in Lone Warrior, soon, together with a few solo wargame hints.

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