Agano class light cruisers

Agano (as complete)

Displacement6652t standard, 7590t trial, 8534t full load
Length162m pp, 172m wl, 174.1m oa
Machinery4-shaft geared turbine, 6 boilers, 100,000shp
Fueloil 1405t
Armourbelt 55mm (machinery), 50mm (magazine), deck 20mm, turret 25mm
Armament6-15.2cm/50cal gun (2x3), 4-7.6cm/65cal AA gun (2x2), 32-25mm AA, 8-61cm TT (4x2),
16 DCs, 2 aircraft

Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
AganoFY1939Sasebo NYd1940. 6.181941.10.221942.10.31C21944. 2.17 sunk
(torpedoed, N of Truk)
[10.11N, 151.42E]
1944. 3.31 disc
NoshiroFY1939Yokosuka NYd1941. 9. 41942. 7.191943. 6.30C21944.10.26 sunk
(air attack, S of Mindoro I)
1944.12.20 disc
YahagiFY1939Sasebo NYd1941.11.111942.10.251943.12.29C21945. 4. 7 sunk
(air attack, East China Sea)
[30.47N, 128.80E]
1945. 6.20 disc
SakawaFY1939Sasebo NYd1942.11.211944. 4. 91944.11.30C21945.10. 5 disc
1946. 7. 2 scuttled

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