Sendai-class cruiser

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Builder:
Type:
Planned:
8
Completed:
3
Cancelled:
5
Lost:
3
Commissioned:
Complement:
440
Displacement:
5685 t
Length:
162.15 m
Beam:
14.17 m
Propulsion:
  • 4 * geared steam turbines (Brown-Curtiss in Jintsū, Parsons in Sendai and Naka)
  • 12 * Kampon boilers (8 x oil-fed and 4 x coal-fed) (initial powerplant)
  • 10 * Kampon oil-fed boilers (after 1934)
  • 4 * shafts
Speed:
35.25 knots
Range:
9,300 km at 14 kn
Armor:
  • Deck: 2.9 cm (1.1 in)
  • Belt: 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
Armament:

Sendai, 1924:

  • 7 * 140 mm (5.5 in)/50 guns
  • 2 * 8 cm/40 3rd Year Type naval gun (anti-aircraft guns)
  • 8 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (4x2)
  • 16 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedoes
  • 56 * naval mines

Naka, Spring 1941:

  • 7 * 140 mm (5.5 in) guns
  • 4 * Type 96 25 mm (0.98 in) anti-aircraft autocannons (2x2)
  • 2 * 13.2 mm (0.52 in) anti-aircraft machine guns (2x1)
  • 8 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (2x4)
  • 16 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedoessome depth charges

Naka, March 1943:

  • 6 * 140 mm (5.5 in) guns
  • 2 * 127 mm (5 in)/40 dual purpose guns (1x2)
  • 10 * 25 mm (0.98 in) AAGs (2x3, 2x2)
  • 2 * 13.2 mm (0.52 in) anti-aircraft machine guns (1x2)
  • 8 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (2x4)
  • 16 * 610 mm (24 in) Type 93 torpedoessome depth charges
Aircraft:
  • 1 * wheeled fighter
  • 1 * floatplane (1933)

The Sendai-class cruisers were a group of warships operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The vessels in the class were named after rivers according to the navy's light cruiser naming rule. They participated in numerous actions during the Pacific War and were mainly used as destroyer flotilla leaders.

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