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Imperial Japanese Navy
In commission: 1928–1946
11,633 tons (standard load) 14,980 tons (full load)
204 m (669 ft)
17 m (56 ft)
5.8 m (19 ft)
4-shaft geared turbines
12 Kampon boilers
knots (40.9 mph; 65.7 km/h)
8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)
• 10 ×
20 cm (7.9 in) guns (5×2)
• 6 × 120 mm (4.7 in) guns (6×1)
• 12 × 610 mm (24 in)
torpedo tubes (4×3)
Myōkō-class cruisers ( were built for the 妙高型巡洋艦 Myōkō-gata jun'yōkan) Imperial Japanese Navy in the late 1920s. Three were lost during World War II.
The ships of this class displaced 11,633 tons (standard), were 201 m (661 ft) long, and were capable of 36 knots (67 km/h). They carried two aircraft and their main
armament was ten 20-centimetre (7.9 in) guns in five twin turrets. At the time, this was the heaviest armament of any cruiser class in the world. They were also the first cruisers the Japanese Navy constructed that exceeded the (10,000 ton) limit set by the Washington Naval Treaty.
Ships in class [ edit ]
The ships in the class were:
See also [ edit ]
Media related to Myoko class cruiser at Wikimedia Commons
References [ edit ]
^ Whitley, Cruisers of WWII, p. 173
Whitley, M J (1995). Cruisers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia. London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 1-85409-225-1.
Lacroix, Eric; Linton Wells (1997). Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-311-3.
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