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  Jintsū 神通
IJN
Sendai-class light cruiser

5,195 Tons (Standard)
534' x 47' x 13'
As Built:
7 x 14cm guns
2 x 8cm guns
8 x 610mm torpedo tubes
48 x mines

Final:
7 x 14cm guns
2x3 Type 96 25mm AA
2 x 13mm MG
8 x 610mm torpedo tubes
1 x floatplane
1 x catapult

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IJN prewar
Ship History
Built by Kawasaki Shipyards in Kobe. Laid down August 4, 1922 as Sendai-class light cruiser. Launched December 8, 1923 as Jintsū for the Jintsū River in Japan. Also known as Jintsu in English sources. Commissioned July 31, 1925 in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) under the command of Captain Fukushima Kanzo attached to Kure Naval District. On December 1, 1925 placed under the command of Captain Yamauchi Toyonaka.

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Sinking History
On July 13, 1943 sunk during the Battle of Kolombangara (Second Battle of Kula Gulf) at roughly Lat 07°38′S Long 157°06′E.

Shipwreck
On April 26, 2019 the shipwreck of Jintsū was located by RV Petrel at the mouth of Kula Gulf at a depth of 2,952' / 900m with her bow laying on its port side and the stern section upright.

References
Combined Fleet - IJN Jinzu: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020

 

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