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YODO 2nd class cruiser (1908)


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        Yodo 1908

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
淀 [Yodo]     Kawasaki, Kobe 2/10/1906 19/11/1907 10/7/1908 survey vessel 1927


Technical data


Displacement normal, t1250
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

85.3 pp 93.1 oa

Breadth, m

9.80

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 4-cyl VC, 4 Miyabara boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, tcoal 339 + oil 76
Endurance, nm(kts)3600(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>Yodo</i> 1910
Yodo 1910


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        <i>Yodo</i> 1908
        Yodo 1908


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. Yodo became a survey ship in 1927, and was removed from the effective list only on 1 April 1940.