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Japanese battleship Kongo
|Laid down:||January 17, 1911|
|Launched:||May 18, 1912|
|Commissioned:||August 16, 1913|
|Fate:||Sunk on 21 November 1944 in the Formosa Strait|
|Length:||728 feet 4 inches|
|Beam:||101 feet 8 inches|
|Draught:||31 feet 9 inches|
|Range:||10,000 nm at 18 kts|
|Armament:||Eight 14 inch guns, sixteen 6 inch guns, eight 5 inch DP, up to 118 × 25 mm AA|
Kongo (金剛) was the Imperial Japanese Navy's first superdreadnought class battle cruiser, and the name-ship of its class. She was laid down by Vickers in England, on January 17, 1911, launched on May 18, 1912 and completed and sent to Japan on August 16, 1913. She underwent two major modifications and saw action in World War II.
Kongo was named after a mountain in Osaka Prefecture.
- Tabular record of movement from combinedfleet.com
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