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MOGAMI 2nd class cruiser (1908)


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Mogami

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
最上 [Mogami]     Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3/3/1907 25/3/1908 16/9/1908 stricken 1928


Technical data


Displacement normal, t1350
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

91.4 pp 96.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.80

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Parsons steam turbines, 6 Miyabara boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, tcoal 340 + oil 76
Endurance, nm(kts)3300(10)
Armour, mmdeck: 63, CT: 51
Armament

2 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 4 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 1 x 1 - 6.5/115, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

180



Standard scale images


<i>Mogami</i> 1908
Mogami 1908


Graphics


<i> Mogami</i>
Mogami


Ship project history


Essentially small cruisers although rated as dispatch boats, these craft became obsolete with the advent of radio communitions. Because they had to be very fast, Mogami was the first turbine ship in the Japanese Navy, and also the first with three shafts. Although their particulars were similar, Yodo had a clipper bow and two funnels, whereas Mogami had a straight raked bow and three funnels. Both were delayed in construction, although officially laid down on 11 December 1905.

Ship protection


Main 63mm deck had 63mm slopes and protected machinery only.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Reclassified as gunboat in 1912. Mogami was stricken in 1928.