Japanese Takao class 8 in heavy cruiser Atago during acceptance trials, February 12th 1932. Together with Takao she inflicted 17 x 8 in hits on battleship USS South Dakota in November 1942 off Guadalcanal. Submarine USS Darter sank her in October 1944.
Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara on a visit to Germany in Kiel harbour, May 1937. Pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee is behind. Ashigara was sunk by British submarine HMS Trenchant in June 1945: Graf Spee was scuttled after the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939.
IJN Kirishima in 1932 - Corazzata - Classe Kongō Cantiere Nagasaki Entrata in servizio aprile 1915 Destino finale affondata, 15 novembre 1942 Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento 37.187 t Lunghezza 222 m Larghezza 31 m Pescaggio 9,7 m Propulsione Turbine a vapore 4 assi elica Velocità 30 nodi (56 km/h) Autonomia 10 000 nm a 14 nodi (18 520 km a 26 km/h) Equipaggio 1 360