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Iwami (the ex-Imperial Russian battleship Oriol) at anchor. Oryol was badly…

Japanese light cruiser Jintsu - present at the Japanese Java Sea victory in 1942, she was sunk the following year.

Japanese light cruiser Jintsu - present at the Japanese Java Sea victory in…

Furutaka as member of the Japanese Navy 5th Sentai (Squadron), circa 1927-1929

[Photo] Furutaka as member of the Japanese Navy 5th Sentai (Squadron), circa 1927-1929

IJN Kako, second vessel of the two-vessel Furutaka-class of heavy cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Mutsuki, circa late 1920s or early 1930s

[Photo] Mutsuki, circa late 1920s or early 1930s

Mutsuki, circa late or early

Light cruiser Tatsuta at Kure, Japan, 1928

[Photo] Light cruiser Tatsuta at Kure, Japan, 1928

Light cruiser Tatsuta at Kure, Japan, 1928

Kako in Tokyo Bay, 1928; three stripes on after smokestack indicated membership in the 5th Sentai

[Photo] Kako in Tokyo Bay, 1928; three stripes on after smokestack indicated membership in the 5th Sentai

Kako in Tokyo Bay, three stripes on after smokestack indicated membership in the Sentai

Light cruiser Tatsuta, 1927

[Photo] Light cruiser Tatsuta, 1927

Japanese cruiser Kako as depicted on a 1927 postcard, showing her 1926 configurations

[Photo] Japanese cruiser Kako as depicted on a 1927 postcard, showing her 1926 configurations

Japanese cruiser Kako as depicted on a 1927 postcard, showing her 1926 configurations

Cruiser Aoba soon after completion, circa 1927-1929

[Photo] Cruiser Aoba soon after completion, circa 1927-1929

One of the Japanese ships that fought at Savo Island, the Aoba.

IJN Light Cruiser "Yubari" of the Japanese Imperial Navy. 日本海軍軽巡洋艦-夕張

IJN Light Cruiser "Yubari" of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

Nagato, Mutsu, and Tatsuta, 1927

[Photo] Nagato, Mutsu, and Tatsuta, 1927

16 in Japanese battleship sisters Nagato and Mutsu in 1927 - light cruiser Tatsuta in the foreground. Nagato survived to be expended as a nuclear test target after Mutsu was lost to an accidental magazine explosion in June

Starboard quadruple torpedo mount on IJN heavy cruiser, Takao.  Japanese torpedoes were very much feared and respected by all allied navies.

Starboard quadruple torpedo mount on IJN heavy cruiser, Takao. Japanese torpedoes were very much feared and respected by all allied navies.

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