Japanese heavy cruiser Chokai at Truk, Caroline Islands, 20 Nov 1942; note battleship Yamato in background

Caption     Japanese heavy cruiser Chokai at Truk, Caroline Islands, 20 Nov 1942; note battleship Yamato in background ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseMaritime History and Science Museum, Kure, Japan
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Photos on Same Day 20 Nov 1942
Photos at Same Place Truk, Caroline Islands
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 Jun 2016 07:05:37 PM


Japanese Heavy Cruiser was armed w/10 x 8 inch guns, 4 x 5 inch guns, 8 x torpedo tubes and 66 x 25mm anti-aircraft guns, she was also capable of carrying 3 x Aichi E13A1 (Jake) seaplanes.
Built in 1932 and joined the fleet in June of that year. Sunk by US Navy Battle of Samar October 1944

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