Japanese warship Fujiyama
|Acquired:||7 December 1866 (by Tokugawa Navy)|
|Commissioned:||28 April 1869 (by IJN)|
|Decommissioned:||10 May 1889|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, August 1896|
|Displacement:||1,000 long tons (1,016 t)|
|Length:||63 m (206 ft 8 in) w/l|
|Beam:||10.3 m (33 ft 10 in)|
|Draft:||3.27 m (10 ft 9 in)|
|Propulsion:||350 hp (261 kW) steam engine|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
Fujiyama (富士山?) was a Japanese steam frigate acquired by the Tokugawa shogunate during the Bakumatsu period immediately prior to the Meiji Restoration. She was built in New York City, United States, in 1864.
Ordered in 1862 as part of an arms package consisting of two steam frigates and one gunboat to the United States government, work on Fujiyama was delayed by issues with American neutrality during the Battles for Shimonoseki. The Tokugawa shogunate cancelled the contract for the remaining vessels, but Fujiyama was already under construction. She was received by the Shogunate on 7 December 1866 at Yokohama.
After the Meiji restoration, Fujiyama was incorporated in the newly formed Imperial Japanese Navy in July 1869. She was rated as a 4th class warship (四等艦) on November 15, 1871, and a third-class warship on November 20, 1874. She was thereafter only used as a training ship, until her decommission on May 10, 1889. She was subsequently used as a floating barracks at Kure Naval District for a few months in 1889. She was sold for scrap in 1896.
- Chesneau, Roger (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860–1905. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5.