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TONE light cruiser (1910)


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  Tone 1910

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

2 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, mmshields: 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



Standard scale images


<i>Tone</i> 1919
Tone 1919


Graphics


  <i>Tone</i> 1910
  Tone 1910


Ship project history


A second class cruiser laid down under the Third Fleet Law of 1903, Navy request for a sister ship was rejected. The clipper bow was the first in Japanese service.

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.