Information has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Fuso Class

Ships in Class:

Fuso

      Meaning:  Ancient Prefecture near Nagoya

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Yamashiro

      Meaning: Ancient Prefecture near Kyoto 

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Ise Class

Ships in Class:

Hyuga

      Meaning:   Ancient Prefecture in Kyushu

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Ise

      Meaning:  Ancient Prefecture in SE Honshu

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Kongo Class

Ships in Class:

Haruna

      Meaning:  Mountain in Gunma Prefecture

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Hiei

      Meaning: Mountain near Kyoto 

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Kirishima

      Meaning: Mountain (1,239m) in Kagoshima 

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Kongo

      Meaning:  Mountain (1,125m) in Nara Prefecture

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Nagato Class

Ships in Class:

Mutsu

      Meaning: Ancient Prefecture 

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Nagato

      Meaning: Ancient Prefecture 

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Yamato Class

Ships in Class:

Musashi

      Meaning: Ancient Prefecture

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Shinano

      Meaning: Ancient Prefecture in central Honshu 

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Yamato

      Meaning: Ancient name for Japan 

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