Nagato-class Battleship


NagatoMutsu

(Model kits manufactured by Aoshima)

These are two of my favorites, particularly the ill-fated Mutsu (which blew up at anchor near Hiroshima on the afternoon of June 6, 1943, probably as the result of faulty 16 inch ammunition -- bummer). I had the privilege of crawling around inside Mutsu's pigeon-dropping-encrusted #4 turret (which was salvaged from the wreck) when I lived in Hiroshima. Who says I don't know how to have fun?

Year CompletedNagato: 1920
Mutsu: 1921
Displacement42,850 tons
Dimensions725'2" x 113'6" x 31'2"
Speed27 knots
Armament 8 x 16"/45
20 (later 18) x 5.5"/50
8 x 5"/40 DP
up to 98 x 25mm AA
Armor 11.8" belt
7" deck
14" turret face
14.5" conning tower
Crew1368

Additional Info
Nagato Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Mutsu Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)

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Battleship Mutsu underway, 1921Battleship Nagato, circa early 1920sBattleship Mutsu, circa early 1920sBattleship Mutsu underway, date unknownNagato, Mutsu, and Tatsuta, 1927
Battleship Mutsu underway, 1921Battleship Nagato, circa early 1920sBattleship Mutsu, circa early 1920sBattleship Mutsu underway, date unknownNagato, Mutsu, and Tatsuta, 1927
Carrier Akagi and battleship Nagato at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 15 Aug 1927Japanese battleships Fuso (foreground), Nagato (center), and Mutsu (background) at Mitajiri, Japan, 1928Warships in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, 9-14 Apr 1928; large warships, left to right: Japanese battleship Mutsu, Japanese light cruiser Tenryu, British carrier Hermes, and Japanese battleship FusoNagato underway, circa 1930sKaga, Hiei, and Nagato during the annual naval review at Yokohama, Japan, 25 Aug 1933
Carrier Akagi and battleship Nagato at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 15 Aug 1927Japanese battleships Fuso (foreground), Nagato (center), and Mutsu (background) at Mitajiri, Japan, 1928Warships in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, 9-14 Apr 1928; large warships, left to right: Japanese battleship Mutsu, Japanese light cruiser Tenryu, British carrier Hermes, and Japanese battleship FusoNagato underway, circa 1930sKaga, Hiei, and Nagato during the annual naval review at Yokohama, Japan, 25 Aug 1933

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