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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

CRUISERS

TONE protected cruiser (1910)

Tone 1919

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
利根 <Tone>   Sasebo K K 17/11/1905 24/10/1907 15/5/1910 stricken 4/1931

  

Displacement normal, t

4113

Displacement full, t

4900

Length, m

113.8 wl 109.8 pp

Breadth, m

14.4

Draught, m

5.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 16 Miyabara boilers

Power, h. p.

15000

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

coal 900 + oil 124

Endurance, nm(kts) 7340(10)

Armour, mm

shields: 25, deck: 76 - 38, CT: 102

Armament

2 x 1 - 152/45 41-shiki, 10 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 4 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 3 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

370

Ship project history: A second class cruiser laid down under the Third Fleet Law of 1903, the Diet rejected a Navy request for a sister ship. The clipper bow was the first in Japanese service. On trials she made 15,215ihp - 23.368kts at 4103t.

Ship protection: 38mm deck had 76mm slopes, guns were protected by 25mm shields.

Modernizations: 1910: - 2 x 1 - 120/40

1924: + 2 x 1 - 76/40 3-shiki

Naval service: After retirement Tone was converted to a target and in April, 1933 was sunk by air bombs on manoeuvres.

 

Tone 1910

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14