Light cruiser Jintsū (1923)

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Classification

Ship class:
Type:
type: Light cruiser

Basic information

Namesake:
Jinzū River
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Sunk:
Status:
Fate:
Sunk 13 July 1943 by Allied cruiser at the Battle of Kolombangara, Solomon Islands

Ship measurements

Displacement:
5595 t
Length:
162.46 m
Beam:
14.2 m
Draught:
4.8 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Parsons geared turbines
  • 10 * Kampon boilers
  • 4 * shafts
  • 90,000 shp (67,000 kW)
Speed:
35.3 knots
Range:
5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
452

Combat assets

Armor:
  • Belt: 64 mm (2.5 in)
  • Deck: 20 mm (0.79 in)
Armament:

Initial:

  • 7 * 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type naval guns
  • 2 * 8 cm/40 3rd Year Type naval guns
  • 8 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (4*2)
  • 48 * naval mines

Final:

  • 7 * 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type naval guns
  • 2 * triple Type 96 25 mm AA guns
  • 2 * twin Type 96 25 mm AA guns
  • 2 * Type 93 13.2 mm machine guns
  • 8 * 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes (4*2)
Aircraft:

1 * floatplane

Jintsū was the second vessel completed in the three-ship Sendai-class light cruiser in the Imperial Japanese Navy, named after the Jinzū River in the Gifu and Toyama prefectures of central Japan. She was active in World War II in various campaigns including the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, the Battle of the Java Sea, and Battle of Midway. On 13 July 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, she was discovered during a night attack by American ships and sunk in combat.

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