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Mogami-class Heavy Cruiser



This article refers to the entire Mogami-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe Mogami-class heavy cruisers were designed within the restrictions of the Washington Naval Treaty. After Japan refused to recognize the treaty, however, they were modernized with heavier armor and greater armaments, which included swapping her original triple 155-milimeter turrets with twin 203-milimeter turrets; these swaps were possible because the Japanese Navy designed the Mogami-class ships specifically with this potential in mind. Although the Mogami-class ships were generally not considered to be a major improvement from the predecessor Takao-class ships, they were nevertheless used heavily during the Pacific War, and experience gained from the Mogami-class design at least partially contributed to the successful subsequent Tone-class design.

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Last Major Revision: Feb 2009


Japanese cruiser Mogami running trials off Sukumo Bay, Shikoku, Japan, 20 Mar 1935A Mogami-class cruiser underway, date unknownMikuma at sea in 1938, seen from another Japanese warshipCruisers in Ise Bay, Japan, summer 1938; from front to back: Mogami, Mikuma, and Kumano
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Japanese cruiser Mogami running trials off Sukumo Bay, Shikoku, Japan, 20 Mar 1935
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