Myoko Class


Nachi build by Noel Carpio

Models of this class:

  • Nachi by Noel Carpio


  • Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

    Standard Displacement: 13,380 tons
    Complement: 850

    Length: 668’6”
    Beam: 68’
    Draught: 20’9”

    Armament: 10-8”/50cal
    8-5”/40cal
    52-25mm
    16-24” torpedo tubes

    Armor:
    4” side
    2 ½” deck

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 12 Kanpon RO-GO
    S.H.P.: 130,250=33 knots
    Oil: 2,470 tons
    Radius: 8,500 miles @ 14 knots

    Ships in Class:

    Ashigara
    Meaning: Mountain in Kanagawa Prefecture
    Builder: Kawasaki
    Ordered: #7 ko-kyu junyokan 1923 (Yard #545)
    Laid Down: 4/11/25
    Launched: 4/22/28
    Completed: 8/20/29
    Fate: sunk 6/8/45
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 16 11/41-3/42
    2nd South Exp Fleer 3/42-4/42
    SW Area Fleet 4/42-7/42
    2nd South Exp Fleet 7/42-3/43
    SW Area Fleet 3/43-9/43
    CruDiv 16 9/43-2/44
    CruDiv 21 2/44-11/44
    5th Fleer 11/44-2/45
    CruDiv 5 2/45-6/45
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Ichimiya Yoshiyuki 11/41-9/42
    Capt Ban Masami 9/42-1/44
    Capt Miura Hayao 1/44-6/45
    Service Notes:
    11/25/34 First Modernization completed 2/35
    6/39 Second Modernization completed 6/30/40
    12/26/44 Hit by one bomb
    6/8/45 sunk at 1237hrs by HMS Trenchant 14 miles WSW Mutok
    (01.59S 104.56E) while transporting troops.
    ~200 crew and ~1,200 troops dead 853 crew and 400 troops saved

    Haguro
    Meaning: Mountain in Yamagata Prefecture
    Builder: Mitsubishi
    Ordered: #8 ko-kyu junyokan 1923 (Yard #420)
    Laid Down: 3/16/25
    Launched: 3/24/28
    Completed: 4/25/29
    Fate: sunk 5/15/45
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 5 11/41-5/45
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Mori Tomoichi 11/41-10/42
    Capt Uozumi Jisaku 10/42-12/43
    *Capt Sugiura Kaju 12/43-5/45
    Service Notes:
    2/35 First Modernization completed 6/35
    1/10/39 Second Modernization completed 12/28/39
    2/27/42 sinks Dutch destroyer Kortenaer
    2/28/42 sinks Dutch cruiser DeRuyter
    10/25/44 hit by 1 bomb on #2 turret 30 dead
    5/15/45 sunk at 0250hrs 27 miles WSW Penang
    (05.00N 99.30E) by Royal Navy destroyers
    ~850 dead 320 save

    Myoko
    Meaning: Mountain in Niigata Prefecture
    Builder: Yokosuka
    Ordered: #5 ko-kyu junyokan 1923
    Laid Down: 10/25/24
    Launched: 4/16/27
    Completed: 7/31/29
    Fate: scuttled 7/8/46
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 5 11/41-1/45
    1st South Exp Fleet 1/45-8/45
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Yamazumi Teijiro 11/41-3/42
    Capt Miyoshi Teruhiko 3/42-3/43
    Capt Nakamura Katsuhei 3/43-12/43
    Capt Ishiwara Itsu 12/43-1/45
    Capt Onoda Sutejiro 1/45-3/45
    Capt Kagayama Hakao 4/45-8/45
    Service Notes:
    11/20/34 First Modernization completed3/31/35
    3/19/40 Second Modernization completed 4/28/41
    1/4/42 Hit by bomb 35 dead repairs completed 2/20/42
    11/3/43 in collision with Hatsukaze sinking her
    10/24/44 Hit by 1 aircraft torpedo
    12/13/44 Hit by 1 torpedo from USS Bergall (SS-320)
    12/17/44 Stern broke off from torpedo hit. Towed to Singapore and laid up
    7/8/46 0310 Scuttled in Malacca Strait 03.05N 100.40E


    Nachi
    Meaning: Mountain in Wakayama Prefecture
    Builder: Kure Kaigun Kosho
    Ordered: #6 ko-kyu junyokan 1923
    Laid Down: 11/26/24
    Launched: 6/15/27
    Completed: 11/28/28
    Fate: sunk, 11/5/44
    Fleet Assignments:
    CruDiv 5 11/41-4/42
    CruDiv 21 4/42-11/44
    Wartime Commanders:
    Capt Kiyota Takahiko 11/41-11/42
    Capt Sone Akira 11/42-9/43
    Capt Shibuya Shiro 9/43-8/44
    *Capt Kanooka Enpei 8/44-11/44
    Service Notes:
    2/35 First Modernization completed 6/35
    1/15/39 Second Modernization completed 3/31/40
    2/28/42 sinks Dutch cruiser Java
    11/5/44 sunk at 1445hrs by aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-) 5 miles west
    of Corregidor (14.30N 120.20E) 807 dead 224 saved