(BB) Nagato Class

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(BB) Nagato Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:26 am

Specifications:

Displacement: 42,850 tons wartime full load (32,720 standard)
Length: 221.03 m (725 ft 2 in) 215.79m (708 ft) at launch
Beam: 34.59 m (113 ft 6 in) 29m (95 ft) at launch
Draught: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 4 shafts, 80000 hp (60 MW)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range: 5,500 nautical miles at 16 knots (10,200 km at 30 km/h)
Complement: 1,368

Armament:


Armament: Eight 16.1 inch (410 mm) guns
Twenty (later eighteen) 5.5 inch (140 mm) guns
Eight 5 inch (127 mm) anti-aircraft guns
Up to 98 25 mm AA guns
Aircraft carried: 3

History:

Nagato (Japanese: 長門, named after Nagato province) was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the lead ship of her class. She was the first battleship in the world to mount 16 inch class (actually 16.1 inch, or 410 mm) guns, and her armour protection and speed made her one of the most powerful capital ships at the time of her commissioning.

She was the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the war she saw action only once, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, due to the Japanese Navy's strategy of keeping major units in reserve for a decisive battle.

This information and more found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Nagato
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