Mogami Class

Mogami built by Chris Timony

 Models of this class:

  • Mogami by Chris Timony
  • Kumano (in progress) by Jason Abraham
  • Reviews of this class:

  • Mogami reviewed by Jason Abraham

  • Line Drawing from Kumano Tamiya kit instructions. Light Cruiser Armament


    Line Drawing from Atago MiniCraft kit instructions.


    Line Drawing from Mogami Tamiya kit instructions.


    Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

    Standard Displacement: 12,400 tons
    Complement: 896

    Length: 658'
    Beam: 67'6"
    Draught:

    Armament:
    10-8"/50cal
    8-5"/40cal
    8-25mm
    12-24" torpedo tubes

    Armor:
    3.9" side
    1 ½" deck

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 10 Kanpon RO-GO
    S.H.P.: 152,000=35 knots
    Oil: 2,215 tons
    Radius: 7,000 miles @ 14 knots

    Kumano
    Meaning: River in Mie Prefecture
    Builder: Kawasaki Jyuko Co., Kobe
    Ordered: #4 chu gata junyokan (medium model cruiser)
    1932 (Yard #590)
    Laid Down: 4/5/34
    Launched: 10/15/36
    Completed: 10/31/37
    Fate: sunk, 11/25/44
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 7 9/41-11/44
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Tanaka Kiikumatsu 11/41-2/43
    Capt Fujita Toshio 2/43-3/44
    *Capt Hitomi Soichio 3/44-11/44
    Service Notes:
    5/39 6.1" turrets replaced with 8" turrets, completed 10/39
    4/6/42 Helped sink allied cargo ships Silksworth, Autolycus, Malda and Shin Kuang
    10/25/44 hit by torpedo from USS Johnston
    10/26/44 hit by 3 bombs from USS Hancock
    11/6/44 hit by 2 torpedoes from USS Ray, lost bow
    11/25/44 hit by 5 torpedoes and sunk by aircraft from USS Ticonderoga in Dosol Bay, Luzon
    (15.50N 119.55E) 441 dead 595 saved

    Mikuma
    Meaning: River in Oita Prefecture
    Builder: Mitsubishi Zosenho, Nagasaki
    Ordered: #2 chu gata junyokan (medium model cruiser)
    1931 (Yard #520)
    Laid Down: 12/24/31
    Launched: 3/14/34
    Completed: 7/28/35
    Fate: sunk, 6/7/42
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 7 9/39-6/42
    Wartime Commanders:
    *Capt Shakao Sakiyama 11/40-6/42
    Service Notes:
    5/39 Major refit 6.1" replaced with twin 8" returned 12/39
    3/1/42 Helped sink USS Houston and HMAS Perth
    4/6/42 Sank allied cargo ships Dandanus, Gandara and Indora
    6/5/42 Collision with Mogami
    6/7/42 sank after 5 bomb hits sometime during the night ( 29.22N 176.34E)
    650+ dead ~240 survivors

    Mogami
    Meaning: River in Yamagata Prefecture
    Builder: Kure Kaigun Kosho
    Ordered: #1 chu gata junyokan (medium model cruiser)
    1931
    Laid Down: 10/27/31
    Launched: 3/14/34
    Completed: 7/28/35
    Fate: sunk, 10/26/44
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 7 9/39-1/44
    3rd Fleet 1/44-10/44
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Sone Akira 11/41-9/42
    Capt Sasaki Seigo 9/42-4/43
    Capt Aitoku Ichiro 4/43-4/44
    *Capt Ryo Tooma 4/44 -10/44
    Service Notes:
    12/38 Major refit 6.1" replaced with twin 8" returned 4/40
    3/1/42 Helped sink USS Houston and HMAS Perth
    3/1/42 Accidentally sank W-2 and 4 transports
    4/6/42 Sank allied cargo ships Dandanus, Gandara and Indora
    6/5/42 Collision with Mikuma, heavy damage to bow
    6/7/42 Hit by 5 bombs, stern wrecked 90 dead
    9/42 While under repair, decision made to convert to Seaplane/cruiser
    Aft 8" removed. Refit completed 4/43
    11/5/43 hit by 1 bomb repairs complete 2/44
    10/26/44 1230hrs Mogami sunk by USAAF aircraft off Bohol Island (09.40N 124.50E)
    after being heavily damaged the day before 192 dead ~850 saved


    Suzuya
    Meaning: River in southern Karafuto (Sakhalin) Island
    Builder: Yokosuka Kaigun Kensho
    Ordered: #3 chu gata junyokan (medium model cruiser)
    1932
    Laid Down: 12/11/33
    Launched: 11/20/34
    Completed: 10/31/37
    Fate: sunk, 10/25/44
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 7 9/41-10/44
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Kimura Masatomi 9/41-11/42
    Capt Ono Takeji 11/42-9/43
    Capt Takahashi Yuji 9/43-9/44
    *Capt Teraoka Masao 9/44-10/44
    Service Notes:
    4/6/42 Helped sink allied cargo ships Silksworth, Autolycus, Malda and Shin Kuang
    10/15/44 1322hrs sunk when splinters from a near miss bomb exploded her own torpedoes
    (11.50N 126.25E) ~420 dead 620 saved