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  Myōkō
IJN
Myoko Class Heavy Cruiser

13,300 Tons

10 × 203mm guns (5×2)
6 × 120mm guns (1934) or 8 × 127mm guns (1935)
2 × 13mm machine guns
12 × torpedo tubes
2 x seaplanes

Ship History
Built by Yokosuka Navy Yard at Yokosuka. Laid down at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal on October 25, 1924. Launched and named on April 16, 1927. Commissioned into the Imperial Navy on July 31, 1929. Named after a mountain in Niigata prefecture.

Wartime History
Survived the war as a floating gun battery in Singapore Harbor.

Sinking History
During July 2-8, 1946 Myoko was towed to the Strait of Malacca and scuttled at roughly Lat 03-05N, Long 100-40 E off Port Swettenham (Port Klang) off Malaysia and scuttled submarines U-181 (I-501) and U-862 (I-502). On August 10, 1946 officially removed from the Navy list.

References
Combined Fleet - IJN MYOKO: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Map
03-05 N
100-40 E

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