Cruisers in Ise Bay, Japan, summer 1938; from front to back: Mogami, Mikuma, and Kumano

Caption   Cruisers in Ise Bay, Japan, summer 1938; from front to back: Mogami, Mikuma, and Kumano ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 73037
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Mogami   Main article  Photos  
Mikuma   Main article  Photos  
Kumano   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006
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1. Anonymous says:
17 Dec 2008 08:23:44 PM

Ships are identified on the original print as (from front to back) Mogami, Mikuma and Kumano. However, at that time Sentai 7 consisted of Kumano (one funnel band, as on ship in foreground), Mikuma (2 funnel bands) and Suzuya (3 funnel bands). Accordingly, this photo may show those three ships, in the order listed.
2. Rob Stuart says:
13 Apr 2013 05:55:49 PM

The Dec 2008 comment appears to be correct. Warship International No. 3, 1984 also says that the three ships are Kumano, Mikuma and Suzuya, from front to back.
3. Anonymous says:
19 Oct 2014 05:14:11 PM

In that case my dad's ship blew the bow off the ship in the front, not the back :)

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