(BB) Fuso Class

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(BB) Fuso Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:18 am

Specification:

Type: Battleship
Displacement: 39,154 long tons (39,782 t)
Length: 213 m (698 ft 10 in)
Beam: 30.61 m (100 ft 5 in)
Draught: 9.68 m (31 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: 4 shaft; Brown-Curtis turbines; 24 boilers; 40,000 shp (30,000 kW)
Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h)
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement: 1,400

Armament:

Armament:

12 × 14 in (356 mm) guns
16 × 6 in (152 mm) guns
8 × 5 in (127 mm) DP guns
up to 37 × 25 mm AA

History:

Despite these modifications, the IJN considered that the Fusōs were inadequately protected and too slow to be of any great use, and thus Fusō and Yamashiro were both kept in the Inland Sea as a strategic reserve force (which, as it turned out, was unnecessary) at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack and for some time afterwards, mainly being employed on training duties.

Both ships of the class were sunk by US Navy forces at the battle of Surigao Strait on 25 October 1944.
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