This vintage Japanese shipyard plaque is cast with heavy, solid brass and reads:
IHI (logo in center)
It is made of the highest quality heavy cast brass, measuring 19 3/4 inches round and weighs 29 pounds!
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1853 - establishment of Ishikawajima Shipyard
1889 - incorporation of Ishikawajima Shipyard as Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd.
1907 - establishment of Harima Dock Co., Ltd.
1929 - spinoff of Harima's automobile section as Ishikawajima Automotive Works (later Isuzu through a series of mergers)
1960 - establishment of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. through a merger of Ishikawajima and Harima
IHI and Sumitomo Heavy Industries merged a warship business in 1995 and established Marine United Ltd. The Uraga Dock Company was the origin in the shipbuilding of Sumitomo Heavy Industries. It was made by Enomoto Takeaki. However, Sumitomo Heavy Industries moved Uraga Dock to Yokosuka in 2003. IHI moved a shipbuilding section to Marine United in 2002 and changed name to IHI Marine United Ltd. IHI Marine United became the subsidiary of IHI in 2006.
2007 - name changed to IHI Corporation
Tokyo II factory, Ishikawajima-Harima
Murasame (DD-101), Murasame class destroyer
Samidare (DD-106), Murasame class
Akebono (DD-108), Murasame class
Hiei (DDH-142), Haruna class destroyer
Tokiwa (AOE-423), Towada class
Asagiri (DD-151), Asagiri class destroyer
Amagiri (DD-154), Asagiri class
Umigiri (DD-158), Asagiri class
Sawayuki (DD-125), Hatsuyuki class destroyer
Isoyuki (DD-127), Hatsuyuki class
Matsuyuki (DD-130), Hatsuyuki class
Shirane (DDH-143), Shirane class destroyer
Kurama (DDH-144), Shirane class
IHI Marine United Yokohama Shipyard
JDS Chōkai (DDG-176), Kongō class destroyer
Makinami (DD-112), Takanami class destroyer
Suzunami (DD-114), Takanami class
Hyūga (DDH-181), Hyūga class helicopter destroyer
Ise (DDH-182), Hyūga class
Uraga factory, IHI Marine United
Takanami (DD-110), Takanami class
Yudachi (DD-103), Murasame class
SSTH Ocean Arrow