Sunday, 18 February 2018

Japan started with building fourth Mogami-class cruiser according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1934 no. 7

The Mogami. Dutch magazine Onze Vloot dated June 1936, p. 79, drawing by E.Th. Poppe

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau dated 15 October 1934 reporting that in Japan was started with the building of the fourth unit of the 8.500 ton Mogami-class cruisers.(1)

1. This must be the Humano of the Mogami-class heavy cruisers consisting of the Mogami, Mikuma, Suzuya and Kumano. Laid down by Kawasaki Shipyards, Kobe, Japan on 4 August 1934, launched on 15 October 1936, completed on 31 October 1937 and sunk during an American air attack at Santa Cruz, Luzon, Philippines on 25 November 1944. Displacement was actually 13.660 tons (full load).