Battleship Kawachi is a semi-dreadnought battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was built at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and launched in 1910. The name Kawachi comes from Kawachi Province, now a part of Osaka prefecture.
During World War I, Kawachi patrol the sea lanes south of Japan, in the South China Sea and the Yellow Sea, as part of Japan’s contribution to the war effort. She was also at the Battle of Tsingtao.
Kawachi has a sad history to it in the Japanese war history. An explosion in the ammunition magazine of the skip sank the Kawachi on 12 July 1918, with the loss of 621 officers and crew.
Battleship Kawachi Paper Model is scaled at 1/800