Japanese gunboat Saga

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Japanese gunboat SAGA in 1915.jpg
IJN gunboat SAGA in 1915
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Saga
Ordered: 1911
Builder: Sasebo Naval Arsenal
Laid down: 7 January 1912
Launched: 27 September 1912
Completed: 8 November 1912
Commissioned: 18 November 1912
Out of service: Sunk 22 January 1945
Struck: 20 March 1945
General characteristics
Type: Gunboat
Displacement: 785 tons normal, 885 tons full load
Length: 64 m
Beam: 8.99 m
Draught: 2.31 m mean
Propulsion: 2-shaft reciprocating engine, 1600 hp
Speed: 15 knots
Complement: 98
Armament: • 1 × 120 mm (4.7 in)/45 cal. guns
• 3 × 76 mm (3.0 in)/ 40 cal. guns
• 3 × machine guns

Saga was a gunboat of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

During the First World War she participated in the Siege of Tsingtao (25 September-16 November 1914).

During the Second World War she participated in the Battle of Hong Kong, where she was based afterwards. She was sunk by a sea mine on 26 September 1944, off Hong Kong then refloated for repair in Hong Kong, where she was sunk again on 22 January 1945 by American airplanes (probably 14th Air Force B-24s) and was struck from the naval register afterwards.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Gunboats". Combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 22 January 2013.