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The IJN Sakawa shortly before its commissioning.

The four Agano-class light cruisers (阿賀野型軽巡洋艦 Agano-gata keijun'yōkan) were light cruisers operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy. They participated in numerous actions during World War II. The Agano-class was followed by the larger Ōyodo-class light cruisers.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1943-1945
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 550 feet (167.64 meters)
    • Beam: 56 feet (18.9 meters)
    • Draught: 18 feet 6 inches (5.69 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,600 tons (Standard); 10,716 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 730
  • Propulsion: 4 shaft Gihon geared turbines, 6 Kampon boilers, 100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 9 × 15.5cm/60-caliber 3rd Year Type naval guns (3x3)
    • 8 × 12.7cm/40-caliber Type 89 dual purpose naval guns (4x2)
    • 24 x 25mm/60-caliber Type 96 AA guns (12x2)
    • 9 × 610mm torpedo tubes (3x3)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 3.5-inches (89 mm)
    • Deck: 1.5-inches (38.1 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x floatplanes
  • Aviation Facilities: 1 x catapult

Unit Run[]

  • IJN Agano
  • IJN Noshiro
  • IJN Yahagi
  • IJN Sakawa