Agano-class Light Cruiser



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

ww2dbaseThe Agano-class light cruisers were designed as a new generation of about 5,000 ton displacement ships to lead destroyer and submarine squadrons. The armor platings were light having required to protect against 6-inch guns only, and their main armaments were equally light with only six 155-millimeter guns, especially considering that they were designed in the late 1930s. They were only the first Japanese warships to be equipped with bulbous bows. They were each equipped with a single catapult forward of the main mast with carrying capacity of two floatplanes.

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Agano underway off Sasebo, Japan, Oct 1942Agano off Truk, Jan 1943Cruiser Noshiro in Tokyo Bay, Japan, Jul 1943Cruiser Yahagi off Sasebo, Japan, Dec 1943
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Agano underway off Sasebo, Japan, Oct 1942
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