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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:39 pm

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Built by Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, laid down 20-11-1913, launched 03-11-1915, commissioned 31-03-1917.
Fusō-class battleship, displacement:29,326 long tons (29,797 t) (standard) 35,900 long tons (36,500 t) (full load)
Length:192.024 meters (630') (p.p.) 202.7 meters (665') (o.a.) Beam:28.7 meters (94' 2") Draft:8.7 meters (28' 7")
40,000 shp (30,000 kW) 24 × Miyahara water-tube boilers,4 × shafts, 2 × Brown-Curtis steam turbine sets, 22.5 kn.
Range:8,000 nm/14 kn. complement:1193
Armament:6 × 2 - 356 mm (14") guns, 16 × 1 - 152 mm (6") guns, 6 × submerged 533 mm (21) torpedo tubes".
Armor: Belt: 305 mm (12") Deck: 32–51 mm (1.3–2.0") Bulkheads: 102–305 mm (4.0–12.0") Barbettes: 203–305 mm (8.0–12.0") Turrets: 228.6 to 279 mm (9.0 to 11.0 ") Conning Tower: 351 mm (13.8")

In 1944 displacement:34,700 long tons (35,300 t) Length:212.75 m (698.0') (o.a.) Beam:33.1 m (108' 7") Draft:9.69 meters (31' 9")
Installed power: 75,000 shp (56,000 kW) 6 × water-tube boilers, 4 × steam turbines
24.5 kn. Range: 11,800 nm/16 kn. Complement: approximately 1900
Sensors and processing systems: 1 × Type 21 air search radar, 1 × Type 13 early warning radar, 1 × Type 22 surface search radar
Armament:6 × 2 - 356 mm guns, 14 × 1 - 152 mm guns, 4 × 2 - 127 mm (5") dual-purpose guns, 92 × 25 mm (1") AA guns.
Armor:Deck: 152–51 mm (6–2") Aircraft carried: 3 × floatplanes, Aviation facilities:1 × catapult.

Yamashiro (山城, "Mountain castle", named for Yamashiro Province?) was the second of two Fusō-class dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Launched in 1915 and commissioned in 1917, she initially patrolled off the coast of China, playing no part in World War I. In 1923, she assisted survivors of the Great Kantō earthquake.

Yamashiro was modernized between 1930 and 1935, with improvements to her armor and machinery and a rebuilt superstructure in the pagoda mast style. Nevertheless, with only 14" guns, she was outclassed by other Japanese battleships at the beginning of World War II, and played auxiliary roles for most of the war.

By 1944, though, she was forced into front-line duty, serving as the flagship of Vice-Admiral Shōji Nishimura's Southern Force at the Battle of Surigao Strait, the southernmost action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. During fierce night fighting in the early hours of 25 October against a superior American force, Yamashiro was sunk by torpedoes and naval gunfire. Nishimura went down with his ship, and only 10 crewmembers survived.

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