|Cruisers in Ise Bay, Japan, summer 1938; from front to back: Mogami, Mikuma, and Kumano||Cruiser Kumano, circa Oct 1938, as seen in US Navy Division of Naval Inteligence's A503 FM30-50 booklet for identification of ships||Kumano, 19 Dec 1938; seen in Japanese Division of Navy Department Intelligence booklet 00-30V-57 / War Department Intelligence booklet FM 30-50||Identification drawing of Japanese Mogami-class heavy cruiser as published in A503 FM30-50 booklet for identification of ships of the US Division of Naval Intelligence, Oct 1942|
|Japanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944||Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.|
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