Tanaka, Jihei (1871 - 1913)

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Occupation, Status Naval Officer
Birthplace(modern name) Okayama
Date of Birth and Death Feb. 4, 1871 - Apr. 29, 1913


Born in Okayama. In 1893, aspiring to become a naval officer, he became a naval cadet (midshipman) and joined the crew of the warship Kongo. Later he served in the Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. He went to Great Britain to take over the battlecruiser Kongo, which was the last large-scale warship ordered abroad by Japan, but died there from illness.

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Source:Kindai Meishi no Omokage vol.1
Call no.:419-34
Monochrome, 8.1×11.1 cm