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Midship view of Kongo, early 1929; note searchlight tower between the first and second smokestacks and large smoke deflector on the forward stackMidship view of Kongo, opposite angle, just prior to her 1929 reconstruction
Midship view of Kongo, early 1929; note searchlight tower between the first and second smokestacks and large smoke deflector on the forward stackMidship view of Kongo, opposite angle, just prior to her 1929 reconstruction
Hiei as a training ship underway during the 1930s; note rear admiralKirishima
Hiei as a training ship underway during the 1930s; note rear admiral's flag atop the main mastKirishima's profile circa early 1930s, after her first major reconstruction
Kirishima, circa early 1930s, after her first major reconstructionKongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930
Kirishima, circa early 1930s, after her first major reconstructionKongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930
Kongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930Training ship Hiei during the 1930s, photo 1 of 3
Kongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930Training ship Hiei during the 1930s, photo 1 of 3
Training ship Hiei during the 1930s, photo 2 of 3Training ship Hiei during the 1930s, photo 3 of 3
Training ship Hiei during the 1930s, photo 2 of 3Training ship Hiei during the 1930s, photo 3 of 3
Haruna in 1931, after her first modernizationKongo under reconstruction, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Jul 1931; she was nearing completion
Haruna in 1931, after her first modernizationKongo under reconstruction, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Jul 1931; she was nearing completion
Kongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 1 of 2Kongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 2 of 2
Kongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 1 of 2Kongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 2 of 2
Kongo underway, with her configuration after the 1929-31 reconstructionHiei as a training ship (misidentified as Kongo), circa 1932-34
Kongo underway, with her configuration after the 1929-31 reconstructionHiei as a training ship (misidentified as Kongo), circa 1932-34
Kirishima near Beppu, Kyushu, Japan, mid-Oct 1932 after her first major reconstructionJapanese battleship Hiei at Yokosuka, Japan, 25 Jul 1933
Kirishima near Beppu, Kyushu, Japan, mid-Oct 1932 after her first major reconstructionJapanese battleship Hiei at Yokosuka, Japan, 25 Jul 1933
Training ship Hiei in port, Japan, Aug 1933; note bedding airing on lifelines, lack of 6-in buns, and some missing armor platingKaga, Hiei, and Nagato during the annual naval review at Yokohama, Japan, 25 Aug 1933
Training ship Hiei in port, Japan, Aug 1933; note bedding airing on lifelines, lack of 6-in buns, and some missing armor platingKaga, Hiei, and Nagato during the annual naval review at Yokohama, Japan, 25 Aug 1933

73 items in this album on 4 pages.

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