|The Book of History. A History of All Nations from the earliest times to the present. Vol. II. The Far East. New York: The Grolier Society; London: The Educational Book Co., 1915.|
The last pre-dreadnaught battleship to be built by British shipyards, Kashima saw very little action. In 1907, one of her secondary, 10-inch guns blew up when a new powder bag came into contact with burning residue from the previous shot. Seven officers and 27 enlisted men died. Shades of A Glimpse of Hell.
In 1921, with her sister ship Katori, she carried the Crown Prince Hirohito to Great Britain, the first state visit of a Japanese crown prince abroad
She was scrapped in 1923 and 24.