Light cruiser Oi off Kure, Japan, 1923Light cruiser Kuma on patrol off Tsingtao, China, 1930Kitakami off Sasebo, Japan, 1935Light cruiser Kiso at a pier at Shibaura, Tokyo, Japan, 1937
Light cruiser Oi off Kure, Japan, 1923Light cruiser Kuma on patrol off Tsingtao, China, 1930Kitakami off Sasebo, Japan, 1935Light cruiser Kiso at a pier at Shibaura, Tokyo, Japan, 1937
Light cruiser Kiso in the Aleutian Islands, 1942; note Arctic camouflageLight cruiser Tama in arctic camouflage, 1942Kiso sunken in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, post-war
Light cruiser Kiso in the Aleutian Islands, 1942; note Arctic camouflageLight cruiser Tama in arctic camouflage, 1942Kiso sunken in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, post-war


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