Sunday, January 18, 2009

ijn yamashiro battleship

Line Drawing Silhouette Yamashiro

Line Drawing Silhouette fuso

Imperial Japanese Navy ship Yamashiro was the second fuso class battleship, and was commissioned on March 31, 1917. She was the first Japanese warship equipped with aircraft catapults.
The Yamashiro was reconstructed from December 1930 to March 1935.Elevation of the main armament was increased from 30 degrees to 43 degrees. The forefunnel was removed, but converted later, the Yamashiro differed slightly from its sister ship Fusō in the arrangement of gun turrets; by altering the "dead angle" of "C" turret from forward training to aft, deck space was left for a larger superstructure.Eight 5inch 127mm heavy anti-aircraft guns were fitted, one twin mount on each side of the bridge forward, and the other pair of twin mounts high up on the tower structure aft
Displacement: 39,154 tons
Length: 213 m
Beam: 30.6 m
Draft: 9.7 m
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 8,000 nautical miles at 14 knots
Complement: 1,400
Armament: twelve 14inch naval guns, sixteen 6inch (152mm), eight 5 inch (127mm) DP, up to 92 × 25 mm AA, up to 16 × 13 mm AA


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