Japanese Cruiser Izumo
Izumo (出雲?) (sometimes spelled Idzumo) was an armored cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Although very similar to the Asama-class cruisers, her differences are significant enough to classify her as the lead ship in the separate Izumo-class, which also included her sister ship, the Iwate. Izumo was named after Izumo Province, an ancient province of Japan (corresponding to present-day Shimane Prefecture).
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