Oyodo Class



Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 8,164 tons
Complement: 776

Length: 630’
Beam: 51’5”
Draught: 19.6”

Armament:
6-6.1”/60cal
8-3.9”65cal
52-25mm
6 aircraft

Armor:
2 1/3” side
2” deck

Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 6 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 110,000=36 knots
Oil: 2,445 tons
Radius: 10,315 miles @ 18 knots

Ships in Class:

Niyodo
Meaning: River in Kochi Prefecture
Builder: Kure Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: 137 1939 4th Replacement Program
Laid Down: n/a
Launched: n/a
Completed: n/a
Fate: cancelled
Fleet Assignments:
N/a
Wartime Commanders:
N/a
Service Notes:
8/3/42 Cancelled before laying down

Oyodo
Meaning: River in Miyazaki Prefecture
Builder: Kure Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: 136 1939 4th Replacement Program
Laid Down: 2/14/41
Launched: 4/2/42
Completed: 4/28/43
Fate: sunk, 7/28/45
Fleet Assignments:
Third Fleet 4/43-5/43
Mobile Fleet 5/43-4/44
Combined Fleet 4/44-1/45
CruDiv 5 1/45-2/45
CarDiv 4 2/45-7/45
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Tomioka Sadatoshi 1/43-8/43
Capt Shinoda Katsukiyo 8/43-5/44
Capt Abe Toshio 5/44-8/44
Capt Mutaguchi Katuro 8/44-2/45
Capt Matsuura Yoshio 2/45-5/45
Capt Taguchi Shoichi 5/45-7/45
Service Notes:
12/26/44 hit by 2 bombs light damage
3/19/45 hit by 3 bombs 54 dead repairs complete 5/4/45
7/24/45 hit by 5 bombs
7/28/45 capsized
9/20/47 hull raised
8/48 scrapped