- Class: Chitose - 2 protected cruisers of 1897
- Displacement: 4,760 tons normal
- Dimensions: 396'6" x 49'3" x 17'6"
- Machinery: 2-shaft reciprocating VTE, 15,000ihp = 22.5 knots
- Armor: Deck 4.5in slope, 2.5in flat, 8in gun shield 4.5in, 4.7in gun shield 2.5in, CT 4.5in
- Armament: 2-8in QF (2x1), 10-4.7in QF (10x1), 12-12pdr QF (12x1), 6-2.5pdr QF (6x1), 4-18in TT
- Complement: 434
- Builder: Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California
- Laid Down: 16 May 1897
- Launched: 23 Jan 1898
- Completed: 1 Mar 1899
- Notes: Chitose and sister Kasagi (built at Cramp in Philadelphia) saw action at the Battle of the Yellow Sea and at the Battle of Tsushima, where both were damaged. Chitose was disarmed in 1922 and used as a coast defense vessel until being discarded in 1928 and sunk as a target in 1931. Kasagi was used as a training ship from 1910 until wrecked in the Tsugaru Strait in 1916.