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Saga, Japanese Gunboat


Photograph of gunboat Saga

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Specifications:


Tonnage 785 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 208'8" by 29'6" by 7'3"
63.60m by 8.99m by 2.21m
Maximum speed       15 knots
Complement 98
Armament 1 4.7"/45 dual-purpose gun
3 3"/40 AA guns
3 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft reciprocating (1600 shp)
2 boilers
Bunkerage 90 tons fuel oil
190 tons coal


The Saga was completed in 1912 at Sasebo Navy Yard and was long obsolete by the time the Pacific War started. She was at Canton when war broke out, and was sunk by aircraft on 22 January 1945 at Hong Kong.

References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-12-25)



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