Tenryu Class


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Models of this class:

 

Standard Displacement: 3,230 tons
Complement: 332

Length: 468’
Beam: 40’8”
Draught: 13’

Armament:
4-5.5”/50cal
1-3”/40cal
8-25mm
6-21” torpedo tubes

Armor:
2” side
1 ½” deck

Machinery: 3 shaft Parsons turbines
Boilers: 10 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 51,000=31 knots
Oil: 900 tons
Radius: 6,000 miles @ 10 knots

Ships in Class:

Tatsuta
Meaning: River in Nara Prefecture
Builder: Sasebo Kaigun Kensho
Ordered: #2 sho gata junyokan (small model cruiser)
1916 New Naval Construction Program
Laid Down: 7/24/17
Launched: 5/29/18
Completed: 3/31/19
Fate: sunk, 3/12/44
Fleet Assignments:
Sentai 18 9/41-4/43
DesRon 11 4/43-3/44
Wartime Commanders:

Service Notes
3/19/24 sank submarine No.43 in collision
3/12/44 sunk at 0325hrs by USS Sandlance (SS-381) 40 miles SSW
Hachijojima (32.38N 138.52E) 26 dead

Tenryu

Meaning: River flowing from Suwa Lake, Nagano Prefecture
Builder: Yokosuka Kaigun Kensho
Ordered: #1 sho gata junyokan (small model cruiser)
1916 New Naval Construction Program
Laid Down: 5/17/17
Launched: 3/11/18
Completed: 11/20/19
Fate: sunk, 12/8/42
Fleet Assignments:
Sentai 18 9/41-12/42
Wartime Commanders:
Capt Asano Shinpei -12/42
Service Notes:
8/9/42 helped sink 4 allied cruisers off Guadalcanal
12/8/42 torpedoed 10 miles east of Madang (05.11S 145.57E) by
USS Albacore (SS-218) 23 dead