Nagato Class


Line Drawing from Nagato Aoshima kit instructions.

Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo



Standard Displacement: 39,130 tons
Complement: 1,368

Length: 738'
Beam: 113'8"
Draught: 31' (mean)

Armament:
8-16"/45cal
18-5.5"/50cal
8-5"/40cal
20-25mm

Armor:
12" side
7" deck

Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 10 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 82,000=25 knots
Oil: 5,511 tons
Radius: 8,650 miles @ 16 knots

Ships in class:

Mutsu
Meaning: Ancient Prefecture
Builder: Yokosuka Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: 1916
Laid Down: 6/1/18
Launched: 5/31/20
Completed: 10/24/23
Fate: sunk, 6/8/43
Fleet Assignments:
BatDiv 1 9/41-7/42
BatDiv 2 7/42-6/43
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Kogure Gunji 9/41-6/42
Capt Yamazumi Teigiro 6/42-3/43
*Capt Miyoshi Teruhiko 2/43-6/43
Service Notes:
6/8/43 sunk by internal explosion in Hiroshima Bay (34.04N 132.20E)
Wreck raised and scrapped 1970
1,222 dead 353 saved

 

Nagato
Meaning: Ancient Prefecture
Builder: Yokosuka Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: 1916
Laid Down: 8/28/17
Launched: 11/19/19
Completed: 11/25/20
Fate: target 7/29/46
Fleet Assignments:
BatDiv 1 9/41-7/42
BatDiv 2 7/42-3/44
BatDiv 1 3/44-11/44
BatDiv 3 11/44-1/45
BatDiv 1 1/45-2/45
Yokosuka Naval District 2/45-9/45
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Yano Hideo 9/41-11/42
Capt Hisamue Yonejiro 11/42-8/43
Capt Hayakaya Mikio 8/43-12/43
Capt Kobe Yuji 12/43-12/44
Capt Shibuya Kyomi 12/44-4/45
*RA Otsuka Miki 4/45-7/45
Capt Sugino Shuichi 7/45-9/45
Service Notes:
10/24/44 2 bomb hits amidships 38 dead
10/25/44 2 bomb hits on bow
7/18/45 2 bomb hits
9/2/45 surrendered at Yokosuka
10/45 ceded to US
7/24/46 Target for A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll
7/29/46 sinks from damage at Bikini Atoll