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  Yura 由良
IJN
Nagara-class cruiser

5,570 Tons
531' 10" x 46' 7" x 15' 9"
7 x 14cm guns
2 x 8cm guns
4x2 x torpedo tubes
48 sea mines

Ship History
Built by Sasebo Naval Arsenal at Sasebo. Laid down May 21, 1921. Launched February 15, 1922. Comissioned March 20, 1923.

On October 24, 1942 departed Shortland as part of No. 2 Attack Unit with Rear Admiral Tamotsu Takama's flagship Akizuki, Harusame, Murasame and Yudachi. on a mission to bombard Guadalcanal in support of Japanese Army General Hyakutake offensive on Guadalcanal.

Sinking History
On October 25, 1942 at the northern entrance of the Indispensable Strait, Yura was leading the attack group of destroyers. Attacked by five SBD Dauntless dive bombers from VS-71. Hit by two bombs near the engine room causing the ship to flood and settle by the stern.

After being hit, the bombardment mission was cancelled while Harusame and Yudachi rescued the surviving crew then scuttled the damaged cruiser at roughly Lat 08°15′S Long 159°07′E in the Indispensable Strait off Santa Isabelle Island.

References
Combined Fleet - IJN Yura: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018

 

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