These were the first ships in the Japanese navy to be armed with triple torpedo tubes (albeit of 21"). Despite her advanced age, Tenryu was present at the first battle of Savo Island near Guadalcanal, where she played an active role.
Not Pictured: Tatsuta.
|Year Completed||Tenryu: 1919
|Dimensions||468'11" x 40'6" x 13'0"|
4 x 5.5"/50
2 x 13mm AA
6 x 21" TT
Tatsuta Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Tenryu Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
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Tenryu-class Light Cruiser
|Light cruiser Tatsuta, 1919||Tenryu in 1919||Light cruiser Tatsuta, Aug 1919||Tatsuta in the Inland Sea, Japan, 1920||Light cruiser Tenryu at Yokosuka, Japan, 1925|
|Light cruiser Tenryu as seen on a postcard commemorating her visit to Kobe, Japan on 5 Oct 1926||Light cruiser Tatsuta, 1927||Nagato, Mutsu, and Tatsuta, 1927||Light cruiser Tatsuta at Kure, Japan, 1928||Warships in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, 9-14 Apr 1928; large warships, left to right: Japanese battleship Mutsu, Japanese light cruiser Tenryu, British carrier Hermes, and Japanese battleship Fuso|
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