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Japanese Battlecruiser ''Kongo''

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Namesake of The “Kongo” Class of Imperial Japanese Naval Battlecruisers, The “Kongo” was one of four Vessels constructed in England. The “Kongo” was the last Imperial Japanese Ship to be “Foreign Built''. The ''Kongo'' Class was the most active of Japanese Warships in World War II. The “Kongo” was one of the Escort Ships used to Escort Pearl Harbor Attack Fleet on December 7th 1941. Displacing 27,000-Tons, “Kongo” was 700-feet long and 90-feet in height (Beam). She used (36) Steam Boilers ans (2) Turbines. She was capable of 30-mph on the open Sea.

 

Armament for “Kongo” was (4) Twin Barreled 360mm Main Guns, (16) 152mm Guns, (4) 76mm AA Guns and the ability to launch (4) 21-Inch Torpedoes. Her armor plating ranged from 1 to 10-Inches throughout. “Kongo” Crewed nearly 2,000 Men. “Kongo” fought in support of The Japanese held Islands throughout The South Pacific and fought at the epic disaster of The Battle of Leyte Gulf (1944), which decimated The Japanese Navy. She was the only survivor of her Class to survive until she was sunk (crippled) by an American Submarine in 1945. Raised from her mooring, she was scrapped for her Metal.