Furutaka Class


Line Drawing from Furutaka Hasegawa kit instructions.


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 9,150 tons
Complement: 639

Length: 607’6”
Beam: 55’6”
Draught: 18’3”

Armament:
6-8”/50cal
4-4.7”/45cal
8-25mm
8-24” torpedo tubes

Armor:
3” side
2” deck

Machinery: 4 shaft Mitsubishi-Parsons or Brown-Curtis turbines
Boilers: 10 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 103,340=33 knots
Oil: 1,858 tons
Radius: 7,900 miles @ 14 knots

Ships in Class:

Furutaka
Meaning: Mountain on Eta Jima
Builder: Mitsubishi Zosenho, Nagasaki
Ordered: #2 ko-kyu junyokan 1922
Laid Down: 12/5/22
Launched: 2/25/25
Completed: 3/31/26
Fate: sunk, 10/12/42
Fleet Assignments:
CruDiv 6 9/41-10/42
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Araki Tsutau 11/41-10/42
Service Notes:
1932-33 3.1" replaced with 4.7"/45cal
4/37 7.9" replaced with twin 8" returned 4/30/39
8/8/42 Assist in sinking 4 Allied cruisers
10/12/42 sunk at 0028hrs 22 mile north of Savo Is (09.02S 159.33E) by
US cruisers 143 dead 514 saved

Kako
Meaning: River in Hyogo Prefecture
Builder: Kawasaki Jyuko Co., Kobe
Ordered: #1 ko-kyu junyokan 1922
Laid Down: 11/17/22
Launched: 4/10/25
Completed: 7/20/26
Fate: sunk, 8/10/42
Fleet Assignments:
CruDiv 6 9/41-8/42
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Takahashi Yuji 11/41-8/42
Service Notes:
1931-32 3.1" replaced with 4.7"/45cal
7/36 7.9" replaced with twin 8" returned 12/27/37
8/8/42 Assist in sinking 4 Allied cruisers
8/10/42 torpedoed at 0808hrs off New Ireland (02.15S 152.15E) by
USS S-44 (SS-149) 71 dead