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  Kirishima 霧島
Kongō-class battlecruiser

36,600 Tons
728' 4" x 101' 8" x 31' 10"
Armament (as built)
16 x 152mm guns
8 x 14" guns
16 x 6" guns
8 x 127mm guns
25mm AA guns

Ship History
Kirishima was the third Kongō-class battlecruiser designed by Vickers naval architect Sir George Thurston. The Kongō-class battlecruises included Kongō, Hiei, Kirishima, and Haruna. Built by Mitsubishi Shipyard of Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha. Laid down March 17, 1912. Launched December 1, 1913. Comissioned April 19, 1915.


Sinking History
On November 15, 1942 during the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal sunk into Iron Bottom Sound west of Savo Island.

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Last Updated
November 16, 2018


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