Katori-class Light Cruiser

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

ww2dbaseThe Katori-class light cruisers were designed as training ships, authorized with the 1937 and 1939 Supplementary Naval budget. All three ships built were moved into combat roles during the Pacific War, with two of them sunk by the end of the war.

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Light cruiser Kashii at Yokohama, Japan, July 15, 1941Aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft hits the stern of Japanese cruiser Kashii off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 2 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii settling by the stern after being hit by an aerial torpedo from United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 3 of 9Japanese cruiser Kashii sinking by the stern after being attacked by United States carrier aircraft off the coast of French Indochina (Vietnam) north of Qui Nhon, Jan 12, 1945. Photo 4 of 9
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. LRDG says:
3 Dec 2013 11:02:47 PM

Kashima was used as a Repat Ship ferrying Japanese Troops back to Japan after the War and decommissioned in 1947.
2. LRDG says:
3 Dec 2013 11:06:55 PM

Katori and Kashii sunk during the War. Kashima survived and later used as a Repat Ship to ferry Japanese troops from Pacific outposts back to Japan. She was decommissioned in 1947 and scrapped.

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Light cruiser Kashii at Yokohama, Japan, July 15, 1941
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