N.Y.K.S.S. Shinano Maru

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Kanjo (Letter of Appreciation) Converted Cruiser Shinano Maru. During the month of May in the 38th year of Meiji (1905) the converted cruiser 'Shinano Maru was on guard, watching for the approach of the enemy's squadron, which she sighted at early dawn on the 27th of that month. The trustworthy and prompt warning given by her materially benefited the strategic measures of the Combined Fleet. In appreciation of the highly meritorious services thus rendered, this Kanjo is now granted. (signed) Togo Heihachiro, Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet

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