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 under construction, Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 1919||Light cruiser Tatsuta, Aug 1919||Tenryu underway, circa late 1919||Tenryu at an anchorage, late 1919|
|Tenryu underway during trials, 1919||Tatsuta in the Inland Sea, Japan, 1920||Starboard view of Tenryu, 1921||Tenryu, 1920s||Light cruiser Tenryu at Yokosuka, Japan, 1925|
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