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Saga

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
嵯峨 [Saga]     Sasebo K K 1.1912 27.9.1912 11.1912 sunk 22.1.1945


Technical data


Displacement normal, t785
Displacement full, t885
Length, m

63.6 pp 69.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.99

Draught, m

2.21

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 VTE, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

1600

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, tcoal 190
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 3 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 3 x 1 - 6.5/115

Complement

98



Standard scale images


<i>Saga</i> 1918
Saga 1918
<i>Saga</i> 1941
Saga 1941


Graphics


<i> Saga</i>
Saga


Project history

Gunboat for service in Chinese waters. Design was developed on the basis of 1st class gunboat Uji. In comparison with prototype, dimensions were increased and armament was strengthened. Saga was differed by unusual triple-shaft machinery.

Modernizations

1941: - 3 x 1 - 76/40, 3 x 1 - 6.5/115; + 3 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 6 x 1 - 7.7/80

Naval service

Saga 26.9.1944 off Hong Kong was damaged on a mine, 22.1.1945 she was sunk at Hong Kong by US Army aircraft.