Fuso


Above Fuso by Harvey low

Models of this class:

  • Scratch built Fuso by Harvey Low
  • ...



  • Line Drawing from Fuso MiniCraft kit instructions.

    Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

    Standard Displacement: 34,700 tons
    Complement: 1,396

    Length: 698'
    Beam: 108'-6"
    Draught: 31'-9" (mean)

    Guns:
  • 12-14"/45cal
  • 14-6"/50cal
  • 8-5"/40cal
  • 21-25mm


  • Armor: 12" side
    7" deck

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 6 Kanpon
    S.H.P.: 75,000=24 knots
    Oil: 5,019 tons
    Radius: 11,800 miles @ 16 knots

    Ships in class:

    Fuso
    Meaning: Ancient Prefecture near Nagoya
    Builder: Kure Kaigun Kosho
    Ordered: 1911
    Laid Down: 3/11/12
    Launched: 3/28/14
    Completed: 11/8/15
    Fate: sunk, 10/25/44
    Fleet Assignments:
    BatDiv 2 1st Fleet 9/41-2/44
    BatDiv 2 Combined Fleet 2/44-10/44
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Kinoshita Mitsuo 9/41-7/42
    VA Shimizu Mitsumi 7/42-12/42
    Capt Komura Keizo 12/42-6/43
    Capt Tsuruoka Nobumichi 6/43-2/44
    *Capt Ban Masao 244/-10/44
    Service Notes:
    10/25/44 -0349hrs sunk by US warships in Surigao Strait
    (10.25N 125.23E) about 1,400 dead and less
    then 10 survivors

    Yamashiro
    Meaning: Ancient Prefecture near Kyoto
    Builder: Yokosuka Kaigun Kosho
    Ordered: 1911
    Laid Down: 11/20/13
    Launched: 11/3/15
    Completed: 3/31/17
    Fate: sunk, 10/25/44
    Fleet Assignments:
    BatDiv 2 1st Fleet 9/41-2/44
    BatDiv 2 Combined Fleet 2/44-10/44
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Obata Chozaemon 8/41-6/42
    Capt Kogure Gunji 6/42-3/43
    Capt Hayakawa Mikio 3/43 -8/43
    *Capt Shinoda Katsukio 5/44-10/44
    Service Notes:
    10/31/43 hit by dud torpedo from USS Halibut (SS-232)
    10/25/44 -0419hrs sunk by US warships in Surigao Strait
    (10.22N 125.21E) about 1,400 dead and 3 saved

    Note: C and D cancelled and redesigned as the Ise class.