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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CRUISERS

MOGAMI 2nd class cruiser (1908)

Mogami 1908

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
最上 <Mogami>   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3/3/1907 25/3/1908 16/9/1908 stricken 1928

 

Displacement normal, t

1350

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

91.4 pp 96.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.80

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 6 Miyabara boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

coal 340 + oil 76
Endurance, nm(kts) 3300(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 63, CT: 51

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 4 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 1 x 1 - 6.5/115, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

180

Ship project history: Essentially small cruisers although rated as dispatch boats, these craft became obsolete with the advent of radio communitions. Because they had to be very fast, Mogami was the first turbine ship in the Japanese Navy, and also the first with three shafts. Although their particulars were similar, Yodo had a clipper bow and two funnels, whereas Mogami had a straight raked bow and three funnels. Both were delayed in construction, although officially laid down on 11 December 1905.

Ship protection: Main 63mm deck had 63mm slopes and protected machinery only.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Reclassified as gunboat in 1912. Mogami was stricken in 1928.

Mogami

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14