Agano Class

Line Drawing from Tamiya kit instructions.




Tamiya Agano build by Jason Abraham.

Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 6,652 tons
Complement: 730

Length: 572’6”
Beam: 49’9”
Draught: 18’6”

Armament:
6-5.9”/40cal
4-3.9”/65cal
60-25mm
8-24” torpedo tubes

Armor: 2 ¼” side

Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 6 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 110,000=35 knots
Oil: 1,405 tons
Radius: 6,700 miles @ 18 knots

Ships in Class:

Agano
Meaning: River in Niigata Prefecture
Katakana:
Hiragana:
Builder: Sasebo Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: #132 1939 4th Replacement Program
Laid Down: 6/18/40
Launched: 10/22/41
Completed: 10/31/42
Fate: sunk, 2/15/44
Fleet Assignments:
DesRon 10 11/42-12/43
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Uchikawa Kodai 10/42-11/43
*Capt Takamatsu Matsuda 11/43-2/44
Service Notes:
11/11/43 hit by aircraft torpedo, lost part of stern. She was effectively out of service on this date,
as repairs were not completed before she was lost
11/12/43 hit by torpedo from USS Scamp starboard amidships
2/15/44 sunk at 1350hrs by USS Skate (SS-305) 160 miles north of Truk (10.11N 151.42E)
302 dead 523 saved. Oite transported survivors to Truk, however she was sunk on
Feb. 17 just outside Truk There were few, if any, survivors

Noshiro
Meaning: River in Akita Prefecture
Katakana:
Hiragana:
Builder: Yokosuka Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: #133 1939 4th Replacement Program
Laid Down: 9/4/41
Launched: 7/19/42
Completed: 6/30/43
Fate: sunk, 10/26/44
Fleet Assignments:
DesRon 2 8/43-10/44
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Tawara Yoshioki 2/43-12/43
*Capt Kajiwara Sueyoshi 12/43-10/44
Service Notes:
1/1/44 hit by bomb on #2 turret repairs completed 3/22/44
10/26/44 1137hrs sunk off Batbatan Island (11.35N 121.45E) after being hit by two aircraft
torpedoes ~500dead and 328 saved

Sakawa
Meaning: River in Kanagawa Prefecture
Katakana:
Hiragana:
Builder: Sasebo Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: #135 1939 4th Replacement Program
Laid Down: 11/21/42
Launched: 4/9/44
Completed: 11/30/44
Fate: target 7/1/46
Fleet Assignments:
DesRon 11 12/44-8/45
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Ohara Toshimichi 9/44-9/45
Service Notes:
8/15/45 surrendered at Maizuru
7/1/46 sunk as target at Bikini Atoll

Yahagi
Meaning: River in Aichi Prefecture
Katakana:
Hiragana:
Builder: Sasebo Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: #134 1939 4th Replacement Program
Laid Down: 11/21/41
Launched: 10/25/42
Completed: 12/29/43
Fate: sunk, 4/7/45
Fleet Assignments:
DesRon 10 12/43-11/44
DesRon 2 11/44-4/45
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Yoshimura Matake 12/43-12/44
Capt Hara Tamichi 12/44-4/45
Service Notes:
10/25/44 hit by one 5" shell and several near misses 80 dead
4/7/45 1406hrs sunk by US aircraft 130 miles W SW Nagasaki (30.47N 128.08E) 446 dead