Yubari


Yubari class

Yubari

(Model kit manufactured by Tamiya)

This ship represents the begining of all 'modern' Japanese cruiser design. She was originally laid down as an experimental cruiser under the guidance of Yuzuru Hiraga, the most famous Japanese naval architect of his time. Yubari presented quite a radical appearance with her combined, swept-back main funnel and clipper bow. She served as a prototype for the forthcoming Furutaka, which incorporated many of Hiraga's ideas concerning weight reduction and cramming the maximum firepower into a given displacement.

Year Completed1923
Displacement3,587 tons
Dimensions450'0" x 39'6" x 11'9"
Speed35.5 knots
Armament 6 (later 4) x 5.5"/50
up to 12 x 25mm AA
4 x 24" TT
Crew?

Additional Info
Yubari Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)

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Yubari prior to WW2Yubari anchored in a harbor in Japan, 15 Nov 1924; lower left inscription noted Light cruiser Yubari, date unknownYubari off Shanghai, China, Apr 1937
Yubari prior to WW2Yubari anchored in a harbor in Japan, 15 Nov 1924; lower left inscription noted 'Warship Yubari, Taisho 13-11-15'Light cruiser Yubari, date unknownYubari off Shanghai, China, Apr 1937

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