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IJN Haruna Battlecruiser / Battleship (1915)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/13/2013

The IJN Haruna managed as a battlecruiser in World War 1 and survived during World War 2 as a battleship.

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Specifications for the
IJN Haruna
Battlecruiser / Battleship


Country of Origin: Imperial Japan
Initial Year of Service: 1915
Operators: Imperial Japan


Crew: 1,360


Length: 728.3 ft (221.99 m)
Beam: 101.7 ft (31.00 m)
Draught: 31.9 ft (9.72 m)
Displacement: 37,200 tons


Machinery: Brown-Curtis turbines developing 64,000 horsepower to 4 x shafts.

Surface Speed: 30 kts (35 mph)
Range: 11,500 miles (18,507 km)


Armament:
As Built:
8 x (4x2) 14"/45 caliber (356mm) main guns
16 x (16x1) 6" (152mm) guns
8 x (8x1) 3" (76mm) main guns
8 x 21" (530mm) torpedo tubes

1945 Refit:
8 x (4x2) 14" (356mm) main guns
16 x (16x1) 6" (152mm) guns
8 x (4x2) 5" (127mm) guns
122 x 25mm Type 96 anti-aircraft guns


Air Arm: 2 x Floatplane Aircraft


Ship Class: Kongo-class
Number-in-Class: 4
Ships-in-Class: IJN Kongo; IJN Hiei; IJN Haruna; IJN Kirishima