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  Amagi 天城
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Amagi class battlecruiser

47,000 Tons (full load)
826' x 101' x 31'
10 x 41cm guns
16 x 14cm guns
6 x 12cm guns
8 x torpedo tubes

Ship History
Amagi was the name ship in the Amagi-class battlecruiser class. Built by Yokosuka Navy Yard at Yokosuka. Laid down December 16, 1920. The battlecruiser was scheduled for completion by November 1923. Named Amagi meaning "Heaven Castle".

In accordance with the terms of the Washington Treaty ratified during 1922, the Amagi Class was canceled by the Washington Treaty, but the treaty allowed for the conversion to aircraft carriers of some ships already under construction, and Amagi and Akagi (each roughly 40% complete) were picked for this purpose.

On September 1, 1923 while still under construction Amagi was badly damaged by the Great Kantō earthquake. On April 14, 1924 scrapping commenced in her slipway.

References
"Amagi" was also the name of Amagi Unryū-class aircraft carrier sunk July 27, 1945

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Last Updated
August 18, 2018

 

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