Fuso class battleships



Fuso (as completed)


Yamashiro (1936)


(as completed)
Displacement30,600t normal (Yamashiro 34,700t), 35,900t full load (Yamashiro 39,154t)
Length192.1m pp, 202.7m oa
Width28.7m
Draught8.7m
Machinery4-shaft turbine, 24 boilers, 40,000shp
Fueloil 1026t, coal 5022t
Speed22.5kt
Range8000nm/14kt
Armourbelt 100-300mm, casemate 150mm, turret 200-300mm, barbette 200-300mm,
CT 300mm, aft CT 150mm, deck 30-75mm
Armament12-36cm/45cal gun (2x6), 16-15.2cm/50cal gun, 4-8cm/40cal AA gun, 6-53cm TT (below WL)
Complement1193
(after refit in 1935)
Displacement34,700t standard, 38,536t trial
Length210m wl, 212.75m oa
Width30.64m
Draught9.69m
Machinery4-shaft geared turbine, 6 boilers, 75,000shp
Fueloil 5100t
Speed24.7kt
Armourmiddle deck 100mm, upper deck 50mm
Armament12-36cm/45cal gun (2x6), 14-15.2cm/50cal gun, 8-12.7cm/40cal AA gun (2x4),
16-25mm AA, 3 aircraft
Complement1396



Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
FusoFY1904/1911Kure NYd1912. 3.111914. 3.281915.11. 8BB1944.10.25 sunk
(action, Surigao Strait)
[10.25N, 125.23E]
1945. 8.31 disc
YamashiroFY1913Yokosuka NYd1913.11.201915.11.301917. 3.31BB1944.10.25 sunk
(action, Surigao Strait)
[10.22N, 125.21E]
1945. 8.31 disc



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