Fighting ship (Japanese Navy)

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Fighting ship (艦艇 Kantei) was a group of categories of warships in Japanese Navy. The word Kantei means ships or craft in all range in size. Actually in Japanese Navy, this category was treated to include any Navy vessels which expect front-line engagement.
The category was defined on 21 March 1898, and lasted until the end of Japanese Navy after the World War II.

History

21 Mar 1898

22 Jun 1900

13 Jan 1905

12 Dec 1905

28 Aug 1912

4 Aug 1916

1 Apr 1919

1 Apr 1920

30 Jun 1923

1 Dec 1924

2 Mar 1927

22 Mar 1929

30 May 1931

31 May 1934

1 Apr 1940

1 Jul 1942

15 Feb 1943

1 Feb 1944

5 Feb 1944

1 Oct 1944 (final)

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