The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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January 2017

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This photograph is not the best quality but it depicts a very rare naval ship of which there are only a few photographs in existence.  It is the Hawaiian Navy’s ship Kamiloa shown her between 1886 and 1887.  This is the only ship that the Hawaiian Navy ever had.  The vessel was acquired in 1886 and made one cruise in May of 1887 to Samoa.  Please note the national flag of Hawaii that is flying from the mizzen mast.  This same flag is now the state flag of Hawaii. The vessel was built by the Union Coop Shipbuilding Company, Blyth, England.  She was launched in February 1871.  She had compound engines, HP of 60 and a speed of 8 knots.  Her armament was 4 – 4 inch guns.  Sold 23 September 1887 and used as a merchant vessel, being scrapped in 1910.  The photograph is through the courtesy of our member Paul Silverstone
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for over 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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© 2015 International Naval Records Organization
January 2017

International Naval Research Organization

Publishers of Warship International