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(CL) Kitakami Class

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Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:11 am


Class and type: Kuma class cruiser
Displacement: 5100 tons (standard)
Length: 152.4 meters
Beam: 14.2 meters
Draught: 4.8 meters
Propulsion: 4 shaft Gihon geared turbines
12 Kampon boilers
90,000 shp
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h)
Range: 5000 nautical miles at 14 knots
Complement: 450


Armament: 7 × 5.5-inch (140 mm) guns (7x1)
2 × 80 mm guns,
8 × 533 mm torpedo tubes (4x2)
48 mines
Armor: 64 mm (belt)
29 mm (deck)
Aircraft carried: 1 x floatplane, 1 catapult


Kitakami was the third of five vessels completed in the Kuma-class of light cruisers. As with its sister ships, it was intended for use both as a long-range, high speed scout ship and also as a command vessel for destroyer or submarine flotillas.

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