Katori-class Light Cruiser


Katori class

Katori

(Model kits manufactured by Aoshima)

These ships were originally laid down as training cruisers. As such they carried an interesting hodge-podge of 6" and 5" guns, and a mixed powerplant of steam boilers and diesels. They were real barn-burners, capable of making a heady 18 knots flat out. Not too surprisingly, we sank all three.

Not Pictured: Kashima, Kashii.

Year CompletedKatori: 1940
Kashima: 1940
Kashii: 1941
Displacement6,280 tons
Dimensions425'9" x 52'4" x 18'10"
Speed18 knots
Armament 4 x 5.5"/50
2 x 5"/40
up to 30 x 25mm AA
8 x 13mm AA
4 x 21" TT
Crew?

Additional Info
Katori Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Kashima Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Kashii Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)

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Light cruiser Kashii, July 15, 1941Aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft hits the stern of Japanese cruiser Kashii off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 2 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii settling by the stern after being hit by an aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 3 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 4 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 5 of 8
Light cruiser Kashii, July 15, 1941Aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft hits the stern of Japanese cruiser Kashii off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 2 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii settling by the stern after being hit by an aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 3 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 4 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 5 of 8
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 6 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking with only the bow showing after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 7 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii under attack from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 1 of 8Japanese Type C Escort checks for survivors from cruiser Kashii that sank moments before off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 8 of 8
Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 6 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking with only the bow showing after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 7 of 8Japanese cruiser Kashii under attack from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 1 of 8Japanese Type C Escort checks for survivors from cruiser Kashii that sank moments before off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 8 of 8

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