Navis Neptun 243N Niitaka, Japanese protected cruiser, 1904 1/1250
New for 2014! A Tsushima class protected cruiser to a Japanese design. Both Niitaka & sistership Tsushima saw action in the Russo-Japanese war and they were extremely effective ships, their 6x6" QF guns making them among the most powerful in the world for their size. Niitaka was lost in a typhoon off the coast of Kamchatka in 1922 but Tsushima became a training ship in 1930, was disarmed in 1939 and was sunk in an air raid in 1944.