Japanese gunboat Maya
Japanese gunboat Maya off Kure in 1892
|Empire of Japan|
|Laid down:||1 June 1885|
|Launched:||18 August 1886|
|Commissioned:||10 January 1888|
|Decommissioned:||16 May 1908|
|Struck:||1 December 1911|
|Class and type:||Maya-class gunboat|
|Displacement:||614 long tons (624 t)|
|Length:||47.0 m (154.2 ft)|
|Beam:||8.2 m (26 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)|
|Speed:||11.0 knots (12.7 mph; 20.4 km/h)|
|Range:||60 tons coal|
|Operations:||Siege of Port Arthur|
Maya was an iron-ribbed, iron-sheathed, two-masted gunboat with a horizontal double expansion reciprocating steam engine with two cylindrical boilers driving two screws. She also had two masts for a schooner sail rig.
On 21 March 1898, Maya was re-designated as a second-class gunboat, and was used for coastal survey and patrol duties.
During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, Maya assisted in the Siege of Port Arthur, and also made a sortie up the Yalu River to attack Russian positions, and was part of the Japanese fleet for the invasion of Sakhalin.  She was rearmed with four 4.7 in (120 mm) QF guns and two quadruple 1-inch Nordenfelt guns in 1906.
She was removed from active combat status on 16 May 1908, and was used as a training vessel at the Yokosuka Naval District. Maya was removed from the navy list and transferred to the Home Ministry on 1 December 1911 for use as a police boat in Kobe harbor. She was subsequently demilitarized and sold in December 1918 to a commercial trading firm, Ikeda Shoji, who used her as a transport until she was scrapped in 1932.
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