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Furutaka and Kinugasa 1941

Heavy cruisers Furutaka and Kinugasa at sea in November 1941.

The Furutaka-class heavy cruisers were a class of two Japanese cruisers which saw service during World War II. Both ships of the class were sunk in 1942.

SpecificationsEdit

Original ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1925-1942
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 607 feet (185.01 meters)
    • Beam: 54 feet (16.46 meters)
    • Draught: 15 feet (4.57 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,100 tons (Standard); 9,540 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 625
  • Propulsion: 12 x Kampon boilers, 2-shaft Parsons geared turbines, 102,000 shp (76,500 kW)
  • Range: 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers) at 14 knots (25.93 km/h)
  • Speed: 34.5 knots (63.9 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 x 20cm/50-caliber 3rd Year Type No. 1 naval guns (6x1)
    • 4 x 8cm/40-caliber 3rd Year Type naval guns (4x1)
    • 12 x 61cm torpedo tubes (6x2)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 76 mm (3 in)
    • Magazine: 51 mm (2 in)
    • Turrets: 25.4 mm (1 in)
    • Conning tower: none
    • Decks: 35 mm (1.4 in)
    • Upper Decks: 48 mm (1.9 in)
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x floatplane
  • Aviation Facilities: 1 x catapult

Refit ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1925-1943
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 607 feet (185.01 meters)
    • Beam: 55 feet 6 inches (16.92 meters)
    • Draught: 15 feet (4.57 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,660 tons (Standard); 10,100 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 625
  • Propulsion: 10 x Kampon oil fired boilers, 2-shaft Parsons geared turbines, 102,000 shp (76,500 kW)
  • Range: 7,000 nautical miles (2,964 kilometers) at 14 knots (25.93 km/h)
  • Speed: 34.5 knots (63.9 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 6 x 20.3cm/50-caliber 3rd Year Type No. 2 naval guns (3x2)
    • 8 x 12cm/40-caliber Type 89 dual purpose naval guns (4x2)
    • 8 x 25mm/60-caliber Type 96 Model 1 anti-aircraft guns (4x2)
    • 8 x 24" torpedo tubes (2x4)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 76 mm (3 in)
    • Magazine: 51 mm (2 in)
    • Turrets: 25.4 mm (1 in)
    • Conning tower: none
    • Decks: 35 mm (1.4 in)
    • Upper Decks: 48 mm (1.9 in)
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x floatplane
  • Aviation Facilities: 1 x catapult

Unit RunEdit

  • IJN Furutaka
  • IJN Niitaka

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