Information has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Agano Class

Ships in Class:

Agano

      Meaning: River in Niigata Prefecture

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Noshiro

      Meaning:  River in Akita Prefecture

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Sakawa

      Meaning:  River in Kanagawa Prefecture

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Yahagi

      Meaning:  River in Aichi Prefecture

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Aoba Class

Ships in Class:

Aoba

      Meaning: Mountain in Miyagi Prefecture

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Kinugasa

      Meaning:  Mountain in Kyoto Prefecture

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Furutaka Class

 

Furutaka

      Meaning: Mountain on Eta Jima 

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Kako

      Meaning:  River in Hyogo Prefecture

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Ibuki Class

Ships in Class:

Ibuki

      Meaning:  Mountain in Shiga Prefecture

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Ikoma (?)

      Meaning: Mountain  

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Katori Class

Ships in Class:

Kashii

      Meaning: Shrine in Fukuoka Prefecture

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Kashima

      Meaning: Shrine in Ibaraki Prefecture

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Kashiwara

      Meaning: Shrine near Mt Unebi, Nara Prefecture 

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Katori

      Meaning: Shrine on Tone River in Chiba Prefecture

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Kuma Class

Ships in Class:

Kiso

      Meaning: River in Nagano Prefecture

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Kitakami

      Meaning: River in Iwate Prefecture

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Kuma

      Meaning: River in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Oi

      Meaning: River in Shizuoka Prefecture

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Tama

      Meaning: River in southeast Tokyo

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Mogami Class

Ships in Class:

Kumano

      Meaning:  River in Mie Prefecture

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Mikuma

      Meaning:  River in Oita Prefecture

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Mogami

      Meaning:  River in Yamagata Prefecture

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Suzuya

      Meaning:   River in southern Karafuto (Sakhalin) Island

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Myoko Class

Ships in Class:

Ashigara

      Meaning: Mountain in Kanagawa Prefecture

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Haguro

      Meaning:  Mountain in Yamagata Prefecture

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Myoko

      Meaning:  Mountain in Niigata Prefecture

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Nachi

      Meaning:  Mountain in Wakayama Prefecture

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Nagara Class

Ships in Class:

Abukuma

      Meaning: River in Fukushima Prefecture

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Isuzu

      Meaning:  River in Mie Prefecture

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Kinu

      Meaning: River in Tochigi Prefecture

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Nagara

      Meaning: River in Gifu Prefecture

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Natori

      Meaning:  River in Miyagi Prefecture

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Yura

      Meaning: River in Kyoto Prefecture

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Oyodo Class

Ships in Class:

Niyodo

      Meaning:  River in Kochi Prefecture

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Oyodo

      Meaning: River in Miyazaki Prefecture

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Takao Class

Ships in Class:

Atago

      Meaning: Mountain near Kyoto

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Chokai

      Meaning: Mountain in Yamagata Prefecture

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Maya

      Meaning: Mountain in Hyogo Prefecture

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Takao

      Meaning: Mountain east of Kyoto

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Sentai Class

Ships in Class:

Jintsu

      Meaning: River in Toyama Prefecture 

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Kamo

      Meaning: River in Kyoto Prefecture

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Kizo

      Meaning: River in Mie Prefecture

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Naka

      Meaning:   River in Tochigi Prefecture

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Nayoro

      Meaning:  River in Nothern Hohhaido

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Sendai

      Meaning:   River in Kagoshima Prefecture

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Tenryu Class

Ships in Class:

Tatsuta

      Meaning: River in Nara Prefecture

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Tenryu

 

      Meaning: River flowing from Suwa Lake, Nagano Prefecture

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Tone Class

Ships in Class:

Chikuma

      Meaning:  River in Nagano Prefecture

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Tone

      Meaning:  River in the Kanto Plain

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Yubari Class

Ships in Class:

Yubari

      Meaning:  River in Hokkaido  originating at Mt Yubari

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