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Japanese Armoured Cruiser 磐手 Iwate Specifications: Class/Type: Izumo Class Armoured Cruiser Displacement: 9423 tonsLength: 132 meters Breadth: 20 meters No of shafts: 2 Engine: 24 Belleville boiler engines Power: 14500 h.p. Top speed: 20.7 knots (38km/h) Armament: 2 - Twin 203mm/45 Type 41 14 - QF 6 inch/40 naval guns12 - QF 12 pounder 12 cwt naval guns 8 -QF 2.5 pounder Yamauchi guns 4 - 457mm Torpedo Tubes Armour: Belt: 178mm Bulkheads: 127mm Barrettes: 152mm Turrets: 160mm Casemates: 51mm - 152mm Deck: 63mm Conning tower: 76mm - 356mm Info: Fate:Sunk 24th July 1945 Scrapped Late 1946 After reading back, I can already sense that there are tons of mistakes that I might not noticed. So dear historians and warships experts, do tell if there's any inaccuracy or something to add or point out. Don't want to spread the wrong info in the historical section now, would we?
Commander_Dusty posted a topic in WWII WarshipsHeres an interesting read, coupled with nice artists impressions of the battle (free download I believe) http://www.worldatwarmagazine.com/waw/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/WaW_22-article.pdf Its also worth noting from this article that the reason why ships like the Cleveland and Brooklyn class cruisers with heaps of 6" guns were built was to counter the new Japanese destroyers equipped with a large amount of long range and deadly type 93, 610mm, "Long Lance" torpedoes via the use of long range accurate gunnery with the help of radar.