H.I.J.M.S. Katori by Harvey Low




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Kit Manufacturer: Aoshima
Scale: 1/700

Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 5,890 tons
Full Load Displacement: 6,753 tons
Complement:315

Length: 438'
Beam: 52'-6"
Draught: 18'-9" (mean)

Guns:

  • 4-5.5"/50cal
  • 6-5"/40cal
  • 25-25mm
  • 4-21" torpedo tubes (removed from Kashima, Kashii)


  • Armor: none
    Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 3 Kanpon HO-GO
    S.H.P.: 7,000=18 knots
    Oil: 600 tons
    Radius: 9,900 miles @ 12 knots

    Ships in class:
    Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
    Katori Mitsubishi, Yokohoma 8/24/38 6/17/39 4/20/40 sunk 2/17/44
    Kashima Mitsubishi, Yokohoma 10/16/38 9/25/39 5/31/40 scrapped 6/47
    Kashii Mitsubishi, Yokohoma 5/30/40 2/14/41 7/15/41 sunk 1/12/45
    Kashiwara Mitsubishi, Yokohoma 8/23/41 --------- --------- cancelled 11/6/41

    Notes: Small training cruisers. They could carry up to 275 cadets. They were used as flagships for submarine and escort squadrons.

    Job Numbers: Katori (72), Kashima (73), Kashii (101), Kashiwara (237)

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