Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941–45

Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941–45

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  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Short code: NVG 187
  • Publication Date: 20 Feb 2012
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and mission from their American counterparts. During the war, the Japanese built another five light cruisers, all but one of which maintained the design premise of being able to serve as destroyer squadron flagships. During the war, Japanese light cruisers were active throughout the Pacific performing many missions in addition to their flagship duties. Mark Stille continues Osprey's coverage of the IJN of WWII with this concise and complete study of all 25 ships, from their design and development to their ultimate fates. Detailed Osprey artwork and rare period photographs from the Fukui collection held in Kure, Japan illustrate this discussion.

Biographical Note

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in history from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He is also the author of several wargames.

Contents

Introduction • Japanese naval strategy and the role of the light cruiser • Japanese light cruiser tactics • Japanese light cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties • Japanese light cruiser weapons • Japanese light cruiser radar • The Light Cruiser Classes (Tenryu Class, Tama Class, Nagara Class, Sendai Class, Yubari Class, Agano Class, Oyodo Class, Katori Class) • Analysis and Conclusion

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