YOKOSUKA , a seaport and
See also:naval station of
See also:Japan, on the W.
See also:shore of Tokyo
See also:Bay, 12 M . S. of
See also:Yokohama . The
See also:town is connected by a branch
See also:line with the
See also:main railway from Tokyo . The
See also:port is sheltered by hills and affords
See also:good anchorage . The site was occupied by a small fishing
See also:village until 1865, when the shogun's
See also:government established a shipyard here . In 1868 the
See also:Japanese government converted the shipyard into a naval dockyard, and subsequently carried out many improvements . In 1884 the port became a first-class naval station; and naval barracks, warehouses, offices, hospitals, &c., were established here . The dockyard was first constructed by French
See also:engineers ; but after 1875 the
See also:work passed entirely into the hands of Japanese engineers .
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