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  Aoba 青葉
Aoba Class
Heavy Cruiser

9,000 Tons
607' 6" x 57' 7" x 18' 7"
(As Built)
6 x 7.9" guns (3x2)
4 x 12cm guns (4x1)
12 x 24" torpedo tubes (6x2)

(Final Configuration)
6 x 8" guns (3x2)
4 x 4.7" guns (4x1
8 x 24" torpedo tubs (2x4)
50 x 25mm AA guns
1 x catapult
2 x floatplanes

Ship History
Aoba 青葉 was the lead ship in the Aoba-class of heavy crusiers. Built by Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard. Laid down January 23, 1924 No. 2 slipway. Launched 25 September 1926. Comissioned September 20, 1927. Named Aoba after Mount Aoba a volcano near Maizuru.


On May 12, 1942 Aoba and Kako arrived at Queen Carola Harbor on Buka Island and both departed on May 14, 1942 bound for Truk.


Wartime History
Damaged July 24–25, 1945.

During 1946 to 1947 scrapped.

Combined Fleet - IJN Aoba: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
March 16, 2021


July 24, 1945
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