See also:admiral, was
See also:born in Kagoshima . He studied
See also:naval science and navigation in England from 1871 to 1878, and first became a prominent figure when, in 1894, as captain of the cruiser " Naniwa," he sunk the
See also:Chinese troopship " Kowshing " en route for Korea, thus precipitating war with
See also:China . When the Russo-Japanese conflict broke out in 1904, he was appointed to the commandin-chief of the Japanese
See also:fleet, and under his direction various brilliant operations took place, culminating in the
See also:battle of the
See also:Sea of
See also:Japan when the
See also:Russian fleet was annihilated . For these services he received (1907) the title of count . In 1906 he was made a member of the
See also:Order of Merit .
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