(CL/CA) Mogami Class

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(CL/CA) Mogami Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:52 am

Specifications:

Type: Heavy cruiser
Displacement: 8,500 long tons (8,600 t) full load, as designed
Length: 201.6 m (661 ft 5 in)
Beam: 20.6 m (67 ft 7 in) (Mogami class)
20.2 m (66 ft 3 in) (Suzuya class)
Draft: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: Four-shaft impulse single geared turbines
10 Kampon boilers (Mogami class)
8 Kampon boilers (Suzuya class)
152,000 shp
Speed: 37 knots (43 mph; 69 km/h)
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement: 850

Armament:

Armament:

(initial)
• 15 × 155 mm (6.1 in)/60-cal DP guns (5×3)
• 8 × 127 mm (5.0 in)/40-cal DP guns (4×2)
• 4 × 40 mm AA guns
• 12 × 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (4×3)
Armor: Belt: 100 mm (3.9 in)
Deck: 35 mm (1.4 in)
Turrets: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magazines: 127 mm (5.0 in)
Aircraft carried: 3 × Aichi E16A reconnaissance floatplanes

History:

In June 1942, all four took part in the Battle of Midway, where Mogami and Mikuma collided trying to avoid a submarine attack; Mikuma was finished off on 6 June 1942 by aircraft from USS Enterprise and Hornet. The heavily damaged Mogami limped home and spent ten months in yard, during which her afterparts were completely rebuilt, and "X" and "Y" turrets were replaced by a flight deck (with the intention to operate 11 aircraft).

In October 1944, the survivors were reunited at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Mogami, heavily damaged by a collision with Nachi, cruiser gunfire and aerial attack was scuttled by Akebono, while Kumano stumbled into Manila harbor on one boiler, to be put out of her misery by Halsey's aviators on 25 November 1944; they mauled Suzuya the same day, and she was scuttled by Okinami on 27 November.

Find this information and more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogami_class_cruiser
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