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Shipwrecks in the Surigao Strait - Japanese Cruiser Mogami, Japanese Battleship Fus, Japanese Battleship Yamashiro, (Paperback) Loot Price: R184
Discovery Miles 1 840
Shipwrecks in the Surigao Strait - Japanese Cruiser Mogami, Japanese Battleship Fus, Japanese Battleship Yamashiro,...

Shipwrecks in the Surigao Strait - Japanese Cruiser Mogami, Japanese Battleship Fus, Japanese Battleship Yamashiro, (Paperback)

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Chapters: Japanese cruiser Mogami, Japanese battleship Fus, Japanese battleship Yamashiro, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 23. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: (final) Mogami ) was the lead ship in the four-vessel Mogami-class of heavy cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was named after the Mogami River in Tohoku region of Japan. The Mogami class ships were constructed as "light" cruisers (per the Washington Naval Treaty) with 5 triple 6.1" DP guns. They were exceptionally large for light cruisers, and the barbettes for the main battery were designed for quick refitting with twin 8" guns. In 1937 all four ships were "converted" to heavy cruisers in this fashion. Built under the 1931 Fleet Replenishment Program, the Mogami-class cruisers were designed by Yuzuru Hiraga to the maximum limits allowed by the Washington Naval Treaty, using the latest technology. This resulted in the choice of a 155 mm dual purpose (DP) main battery in five triple turrets capable of 55 elevation. To save weight, electric welding was used, as was aluminum in the superstructure, and the use of a single funnel stack. New impulse geared turbine engines, coupled with very heavy anti-aircraft protection, gave the class a very high speed and protection. However, the Mogami-class was also plagued with technical problems due to its untested equipment, and proved to be top-heavy as well, which created stability issues during poor weather. Mogami was completed at Kure Naval Arsenal on 28 July 1935. In early 1941, Mogami participated in the occupation of Cochinchina, French Indochina, from its forward operating base on Hainan after Japan and Vichy French authorities reached an understanding on use of air facilities and harbors from July 1941. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mogami was assigned ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=3637940

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-27138-3
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-157-27138-3
Barcode: 9781157271383

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