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== History ==
 
== History ==
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IJN Mogami was a ship of the Mogami class of light cruisers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the interwar period. Designed to be converted into heavy cruisers later on, they were the largest and most heavily-armed cruisers ever built until the introduction of the American Brooklyn-class several years later. Mogami was launched in 1935, and saw extensive service across all theatres of the Pacific war. Later on, she was converted into an aircraft cruiser with her entire rear deck replaced by a hangar emplacement similar to those found on the Tone-class cruisers. Mogami was sunk during the battle of Leyte Gulf, along with her sister ship Suzuya; none of the four Mogami-class cruisers would survive the Second World War. 
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=== Design and development ===
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Mogami was the first of four Mogami-class cruisers. To comply with the Washington Naval Treaty, she was initially classified as a light cruiser with an official displacement of 8,500 tons. However, she was designed from the outset to be refitted with 8-inch (203 mm) guns and made into a heavy cruiser in a later refit. Her main armament consisted of fifteen 6-inch (152 mm) guns in five triple turrets, giving her one of the heaviest broadsides of any Treaty cruiser. She was also fitted with moderate anti-aircraft protection and four triple torpedo tube launchers carrying the deadly Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedoes.
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Mogami’s relatively heavy armour and large armament placed extensive strain on the 10000 ton limit that she was built to comply with. In fact, a British Admiral once quipped that “[The Japanese] are either lying to us or building [the Mogamis] out of cardboard.” Indeed, the low displacement gave the Mogami relatively weak stability, which was improved later on through the addition of large bulges on the sides of the hull. Mogami was commissioned in 1935, but didn’t see much service before the outbreak of war as engineers refitted her with her 8-inch guns as well as the aforementioned hull bulges.
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=== Operational history ===
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After her commissioning, the Mogami returned to drydock yet again. It had been discovered during her sea trials that her hull was highly unstable, and thus she was given large hull bulges to remedy the instability. Her armament was also replaced with her intended complement of 10 8-inch (203 mm) guns in five dual turrets. Starting from 1940, she participated in the occupation of French Southeast Asia with her sister ship Mikuma.
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After the Pearl Harbour attacks, Mogami covered the invasion of British Borneo. There, she encountered an enemy force attacking Japanese landing personnel, composed of the American cruiser USS Houston and Australian cruiser HMAS Perth. Along with her escorting destroyers and sister ship Mikuma, the Japanese force was able to destroy both cruisers quickly. Mogami herself emerged relatively unscathed, and spent the latter part of early 1942 attacking shipping in the Southeast Asian area. 
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[[File:Mogami after Midway.jpg|thumb|Mogami's destroyed bow after her collision with her sister ship Mikuma.]]
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In June of 1942, Mogami was one of the escort ships tasked with escorting the Japanese Carrier fleet on the attack on Midway Atoll. However, as they had left later than the rest of the fleet, they lagged behind and the order was given for them to slow down and proceed at a leisurely speed. However, the order was received late, and Mogami, along with her sister ships Suzuya, Kumano and Mikuma, was already within 90 kilometres of Midway atoll. They were spotted by an American submarine, and due to some communication errors, Mogami ended up colliding with the Mikuma, her bow shearing into the Mikuma’s port hull. The two ships ended up stuck to each other, and the Japanese crews worked frantically to resolve the collision.
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The rest of the Japanese convoy continued on their course, leaving several destroyers to escort the cruisers. During this time, the two cruisers were attacked by a flight of B-17s from Midway that failed to score any hits. Finally, the ships were unstuck, and Mogami was headed towards Wake Island when the pair of cruisers were attacked by a flight of 31 SBD Dauntlesses from the carriers Enterprise and Hornet. Mogami was hit by six bombs and severely damaged, while Mikuma was sunk.
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Mogami returned to port for repairs. During this time, it was decided to convert her into an aircraft-carrying cruiser similar to the Tone-class. Her damaged rear turrets were both removed and replaced with a spacious flight deck for operating up to 11 seaplanes. She also received a bolstered anti-aircraft armament with 30 additional 25 mm anti-aircraft guns being fitted. It was in this capacity that the Mogami spent the later part of 1943, primarily as a patrol and scout ship off of the Marshall Islands.
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In June of 1944, Mogami made up part of the force headed to the Philippines to fend against the inbound American invasion force. This attempt failed miserably as the remnants of the Japanese naval air arm was destroyed in the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”, and the carrier Hiyo was sunk by torpedoes. Mogami retired back to Okinawa, where she was given an additional refit of anti-aircraft guns - this brought her total to 60 barrels.
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In October, Mogami returned to the Philippines as part of the Japanese force that would engage in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the largest naval battles ever fought. Her floatplanes discovered a force of 12 carriers on the morning of October 24th 1944, as well as numerous battleships, cruisers and destroyers. Soon after, the Japanese force was attacked by American surface forces, and Mogami suffered two hits from USS Portland, which destroyed her bridge and killed her commanding officers. 
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Soon after, she collided with the Japanese cruiser Nachi and suffered severe damage when the collision set fires that caused her torpedoes to explode and disable her starboard engines. She was then hit by multiple heavy salvoes from the American cruisers, which disabled her port engine. Battered by enemy shells and bombs from Carrier-based TBM Avengers, the order was given to abandon ship. She stayed afloat for several hours more, until a torpedo from an escorting destroyer finally sent her to the bottom. In this engagement, her sister-ship Suzuya was also sunk.
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=== [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|Devblog]] ===
 
Development of the Mogami-class cruiser dates back to the early 1930s, when the IJN launched its development as part of a naval rearmament program. Wishing to substantially strengthen their navy's cruisers, the IJN high command ordered for a new design to be drawn up which would practically reach the very limits of the London Naval Treaty in effect at the time.
 
Development of the Mogami-class cruiser dates back to the early 1930s, when the IJN launched its development as part of a naval rearmament program. Wishing to substantially strengthen their navy's cruisers, the IJN high command ordered for a new design to be drawn up which would practically reach the very limits of the London Naval Treaty in effect at the time.
  
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Nonetheless, Mogami-class cruisers raised concerns with other naval powers, some simply dismissed their design specifications as being false, while others, such as the U.S., began building counterparts of their own. Four Mogami-class heavy cruisers took part in several major operations during WW2, including the Battle of Midway, Leyte Gulf and many others. All ships of the class were lost in combat between June 1942 - November 1944.
 
Nonetheless, Mogami-class cruisers raised concerns with other naval powers, some simply dismissed their design specifications as being false, while others, such as the U.S., began building counterparts of their own. Four Mogami-class heavy cruisers took part in several major operations during WW2, including the Battle of Midway, Leyte Gulf and many others. All ships of the class were lost in combat between June 1942 - November 1944.
 
''- From [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|Devblog]]''
 
  
 
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* [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|[Devblog] Mogami: Going All Out]]
 
* [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|[Devblog] Mogami: Going All Out]]
  
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=== References ===
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* Budge, K. (2007). Mogami Class, Japanese Heavy Cruisers. Retrieved January 12, 2021, from <nowiki>http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/o/Mogami_class.htm</nowiki>
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* Hackett, B., <nowiki>&</nowiki>amp; Kingsepp, S. (1997). IJN Mikuma: Tabular Record of Movement. Retrieved January 12, 2021, from <nowiki>http://www.combinedfleet.com/mogami_t.htm</nowiki>
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* Military Factory. (2019, August 29). IJN Mogami. Retrieved January 12, 2021, from <nowiki>https://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=IJN-Mogami-1934</nowiki>
 
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IJN Mogami
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IJN Mogami
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This page is about the Japanese heavy cruiser IJN Mogami. For other uses, see Mogami (Family).

Description

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The Mogami-class, 1940 is a rank V Japanese heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel105 / 100 / 35 mm
Main fire tower25 / 25 / 25 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure13 mm (steel)
Number of section10
Displacement15 091 t
Crew910 people

The IJN Mogami is one of the most well protected cruisers in the game, with 140 mm of RHA covering the entire front and rear ammunition stowages, 100 mm of RHA protecting the engine compartment, 105 mm of RHA bulkheads, though this will NOT stop other heavy cruisers from ammoracking you if you do not angle. The ship has 910 crew which is just mediocre for a heavy cruiser. The major downside of this ship is its extremely thin (25.4 mm) turret armour so users will have a hard time dealing with HE spam from US destroyers and light cruisers.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB75 / 25 km/h
RB64 / 22 km/h
Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 75 25
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 64 22

The ship can reach a max speed of 64 km/h (RB), with the complete rudder's turning time of 4.05 seconds (aced crew) which is one of the best for heavy cruisers.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB7 400 → 9 597 Sl icon.png
RB8 200 → 10 635 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications240 500 Rp icon.png
341 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 000 Sl icon.png
Experts690 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
250 / 320 / 100 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
Mods new ship hull.png
Dry-Docking
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
Smokescreen
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods ship anti fragmentation protection.png
Shrapnel Protection
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods ship venting.png
Ventilation
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
200mm_jp_type88_navy_apc_ammo_pack
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods he frag dist fuse ship.png
200mm_jp_type0_aa_distant_fuse_navy_he_ammo_pack
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new aa caliber turrets.png
Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank ammo.png
127mm_jp_type1_naval_aa_distant_fuse_he_ammo_pack
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ship rangefinder.png
Improved Rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

5 х Turret2 x 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannon
Ammunition240 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 55°

The IJN Mogami is equipped with 5 turrets of dual 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannons, reload time: 13.94s (stock crew) and 12s (aced crew).

Ammunition:

  • 20.3 cm Type 0 HE (HE): maximum penetration: 61 mm; 8.57 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
  • 20.3 cm Type 91 AP (APBC): maximum penetration: 365 mm; 3.25 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler
  • 20.3 cm Type 0 HE-TF (HE-TF): maximum penetration: 61 mm; 8.57 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 5 inch/40 Type 89 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds

The ship is fitted with four turrets of dual 5 inch/40 (127 mm) Type 89 cannons capable of long range AA work and anti patrol boat duties.

Ammunition:

  • 127 mm HE: maximum penetration: 25 mm; 1.96 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
  • 127 mm Type 1 HE-TF: maximum penetration: 28 mm; 2.31 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon
Ammunition3000 rounds
Belt capacity15 rounds
Fire rate261 shots/min
2 х Turret2 x 13.2 mm Type 93 machine gun
Ammunition3600 rounds
Belt capacity30 rounds
Fire rate476 shots/min

The ship is also fitted with four dual-mount 25 mm Type 96 cannons and two dual-mount 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns.

Torpedo armament

Four triple-mount 610 mm Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedo launchers, with two on each side. Altogether, the IJN Mogami carries 24 torpedoes total.

Additional armament

Setup 124 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 torpedo

Describe the available additional armaments of the ship: depth charges, mines, torpedoes. Talk about their positions, available ammunition and launch features such as dead zones of torpedoes.

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Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 20.3 cm Type 91 AP 20.3 cm Type 0 HE-TF Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 127 mm HE-TF Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good armour when angled
  • Decent mobility
  • 24 devastating Long lance torpedoes at its disposal
  • The ability to seemingly eat infinite amounts of ship torpedoes to the bow and or stern

Cons:

  • Extremely weak turret armour
  • Very slow turrets traverse time (4.0 degrees per second)
  • Easy to ammorack when unangled

History

Mogami as seen during her sea trial, 1935. Note her pre-refit 6-inch main armament.

IJN Mogami was a ship of the Mogami class of light cruisers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the interwar period. Designed to be converted into heavy cruisers later on, they were the largest and most heavily-armed cruisers ever built until the introduction of the American Brooklyn-class several years later. Mogami was launched in 1935, and saw extensive service across all theatres of the Pacific war. Later on, she was converted into an aircraft cruiser with her entire rear deck replaced by a hangar emplacement similar to those found on the Tone-class cruisers. Mogami was sunk during the battle of Leyte Gulf, along with her sister ship Suzuya; none of the four Mogami-class cruisers would survive the Second World War. 

Design and development

Mogami was the first of four Mogami-class cruisers. To comply with the Washington Naval Treaty, she was initially classified as a light cruiser with an official displacement of 8,500 tons. However, she was designed from the outset to be refitted with 8-inch (203 mm) guns and made into a heavy cruiser in a later refit. Her main armament consisted of fifteen 6-inch (152 mm) guns in five triple turrets, giving her one of the heaviest broadsides of any Treaty cruiser. She was also fitted with moderate anti-aircraft protection and four triple torpedo tube launchers carrying the deadly Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedoes.

Mogami’s relatively heavy armour and large armament placed extensive strain on the 10000 ton limit that she was built to comply with. In fact, a British Admiral once quipped that “[The Japanese] are either lying to us or building [the Mogamis] out of cardboard.” Indeed, the low displacement gave the Mogami relatively weak stability, which was improved later on through the addition of large bulges on the sides of the hull. Mogami was commissioned in 1935, but didn’t see much service before the outbreak of war as engineers refitted her with her 8-inch guns as well as the aforementioned hull bulges.

Operational history

After her commissioning, the Mogami returned to drydock yet again. It had been discovered during her sea trials that her hull was highly unstable, and thus she was given large hull bulges to remedy the instability. Her armament was also replaced with her intended complement of 10 8-inch (203 mm) guns in five dual turrets. Starting from 1940, she participated in the occupation of French Southeast Asia with her sister ship Mikuma.

After the Pearl Harbour attacks, Mogami covered the invasion of British Borneo. There, she encountered an enemy force attacking Japanese landing personnel, composed of the American cruiser USS Houston and Australian cruiser HMAS Perth. Along with her escorting destroyers and sister ship Mikuma, the Japanese force was able to destroy both cruisers quickly. Mogami herself emerged relatively unscathed, and spent the latter part of early 1942 attacking shipping in the Southeast Asian area. 

Mogami's destroyed bow after her collision with her sister ship Mikuma.

In June of 1942, Mogami was one of the escort ships tasked with escorting the Japanese Carrier fleet on the attack on Midway Atoll. However, as they had left later than the rest of the fleet, they lagged behind and the order was given for them to slow down and proceed at a leisurely speed. However, the order was received late, and Mogami, along with her sister ships Suzuya, Kumano and Mikuma, was already within 90 kilometres of Midway atoll. They were spotted by an American submarine, and due to some communication errors, Mogami ended up colliding with the Mikuma, her bow shearing into the Mikuma’s port hull. The two ships ended up stuck to each other, and the Japanese crews worked frantically to resolve the collision.

The rest of the Japanese convoy continued on their course, leaving several destroyers to escort the cruisers. During this time, the two cruisers were attacked by a flight of B-17s from Midway that failed to score any hits. Finally, the ships were unstuck, and Mogami was headed towards Wake Island when the pair of cruisers were attacked by a flight of 31 SBD Dauntlesses from the carriers Enterprise and Hornet. Mogami was hit by six bombs and severely damaged, while Mikuma was sunk.

Mogami returned to port for repairs. During this time, it was decided to convert her into an aircraft-carrying cruiser similar to the Tone-class. Her damaged rear turrets were both removed and replaced with a spacious flight deck for operating up to 11 seaplanes. She also received a bolstered anti-aircraft armament with 30 additional 25 mm anti-aircraft guns being fitted. It was in this capacity that the Mogami spent the later part of 1943, primarily as a patrol and scout ship off of the Marshall Islands.

In June of 1944, Mogami made up part of the force headed to the Philippines to fend against the inbound American invasion force. This attempt failed miserably as the remnants of the Japanese naval air arm was destroyed in the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”, and the carrier Hiyo was sunk by torpedoes. Mogami retired back to Okinawa, where she was given an additional refit of anti-aircraft guns - this brought her total to 60 barrels.

In October, Mogami returned to the Philippines as part of the Japanese force that would engage in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the largest naval battles ever fought. Her floatplanes discovered a force of 12 carriers on the morning of October 24th 1944, as well as numerous battleships, cruisers and destroyers. Soon after, the Japanese force was attacked by American surface forces, and Mogami suffered two hits from USS Portland, which destroyed her bridge and killed her commanding officers. 

Soon after, she collided with the Japanese cruiser Nachi and suffered severe damage when the collision set fires that caused her torpedoes to explode and disable her starboard engines. She was then hit by multiple heavy salvoes from the American cruisers, which disabled her port engine. Battered by enemy shells and bombs from Carrier-based TBM Avengers, the order was given to abandon ship. She stayed afloat for several hours more, until a torpedo from an escorting destroyer finally sent her to the bottom. In this engagement, her sister-ship Suzuya was also sunk.

Devblog

Development of the Mogami-class cruiser dates back to the early 1930s, when the IJN launched its development as part of a naval rearmament program. Wishing to substantially strengthen their navy's cruisers, the IJN high command ordered for a new design to be drawn up which would practically reach the very limits of the London Naval Treaty in effect at the time.

The new warship was initially set at a displacement of 8,500 tons and was to be armed with fifteen 155mm guns, spread across five triple turrets. However, even at the design stage it was already clear that the real displacement would significantly exceed this limit and would be around 11,000 tons so it was decided to conceal the true data. In December of 1934, Japan denounced the Washington Agreements, and refused to sign the Second London Treaty in January of 1936. As a result, in the period between 1939 and 1940 all cruisers of the Mogami type underwent reconstruction, in which the main weapons were replaced by ten 203-mm guns in five turrets, the ships were then formally reclassified as heavy cruisers.

Nonetheless, Mogami-class cruisers raised concerns with other naval powers, some simply dismissed their design specifications as being false, while others, such as the U.S., began building counterparts of their own. Four Mogami-class heavy cruisers took part in several major operations during WW2, including the Battle of Midway, Leyte Gulf and many others. All ships of the class were lost in combat between June 1942 - November 1944.

Media

See also

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External links

References

  • Budge, K. (2007). Mogami Class, Japanese Heavy Cruisers. Retrieved January 12, 2021, from http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/M/o/Mogami_class.htm
  • Hackett, B., & Kingsepp, S. (1997). IJN Mikuma: Tabular Record of Movement. Retrieved January 12, 2021, from http://www.combinedfleet.com/mogami_t.htm
  • Military Factory. (2019, August 29). IJN Mogami. Retrieved January 12, 2021, from https://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=IJN-Mogami-1934
Japan heavy cruisers
Furutaka-class  IJN Furutaka · IJN Kako
Tone-class  IJN Tone
Mogami-class  IJN Mogami