U.S. Naval Institute. Via Lacroix and Wells (1997)
|6652 tons standard displacement
|571'1" by 49'10" by 18'5"
174.1m by 15.20m by 5.63m
|1 Type 1 Number 2 Model 11 catapult
2x2 3.1"/60 AA guns
2x3 25mm/60 machine guns
2x2 13mm/76 machine guns
2x4 Long Lance torpedo tubes (one reload)
Two depth charge rails with 18 Type 95 depth charges
3 Type 88 mines
2.36" (60mm) CNC machinery belt
2.16" (55mm) internal CNC magazine belt
0.79" (20mm) CNC deck over machinery and magazines
Maximum 1.57" (40mm) CNC conning tower
0.63" (16mm) Dücol uptakes
0.75" (19mm) gun houses
||4-shaft Kampon impulse
single-flow turbines (100,000 shp)
6 Kampon boilers
|1405 tons fuel oil
22 tons aviation gasoline
|6200 nautical miles (11,500 kilometers) at 18 knots
1160 nautical miles (2150 km) at 35 knots
except Agano: Type 21 radar.
Type 93 Model 2 hydrophones
Type 93 Model 3 sonar
Type 93 radio direction finder
The light antiaircraft armament was being upgraded even before the final units commissioned, and eventually reached 10 triple 25mm guns and up to 28 single 25mm guns by late 1944.
The Aganos were built
between 1942 and 1944. They were designed as fast scouts but were
typically employed as destroyer
flotilla leaders. They
were rather poorly protected, with less than 10% of their displacement
armor, leaving them vulnerably to 6"
Their 6" guns were given
a 55° elevation, but this failed to give them any meaningful
capability due to their low rate of fire. However, the Aganos
were good sea boats with
capability. They had ample ventilation and a refrigeration plant that
must have contributed to habitability.
The aviation gasoline stores were surrounded by a void space containing carbon dioxide.
In spite of their light protection, the ships proved tough in combat, Yahagi taking 12 bomb hits and seven torpedo hits before being sunk alongside Yamato in April 1945.
|completed 1942-10-31 (Sasebo)||Torpedoed 1944-2-17 near Truk by Skate.|
|completed 1943-6-30 (Yokosuka)||Sunk by carrier aircraft 1944-10-26 during the Leyte campaign.|
|completed 1943-12-29 (Sasebo)||Sunk by carrier aircraft 1945-4-7 in company with Yamato.|
|Sakawa||completed 1944-11-30 (Sasebo)|
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