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Battlecruiser Kongo on sea trials, Aug 1913Battleship Kongo at Takao (Kaohsiung), Taiwan during Crown Prince Hirohito
Battlecruiser Kongo on sea trials, Aug 1913Battleship Kongo at Takao (Kaohsiung), Taiwan during Crown Prince Hirohito's visit, Apr 1923
Battleship Kongo in Kirun harbor, Taiwan with Crown Prince Hirohito on board, 27 Apr 1923Kongo, photographed circa 1927-1928
Battleship Kongo in Kirun harbor, Taiwan with Crown Prince Hirohito on board, 27 Apr 1923Kongo, photographed circa 1927-1928
Kongo depicted by a postcard, showing her with her later 1920s configurationKongo just prior to her 1929 reconstruction
Kongo depicted by a postcard, showing her with her later 1920s configurationKongo 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
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
Kongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930Kongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930
Kongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930Kongo in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930
Kongo under reconstruction, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Jul 1931; she was nearing completionKongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 1 of 2
Kongo under reconstruction, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Jul 1931; she was nearing completionKongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 1 of 2
Kongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 2 of 2Kongo underway, with her configuration after the 1929-31 reconstruction
Kongo after her 1929-31 reconstruction, photo 2 of 2Kongo underway, with her configuration after the 1929-31 reconstruction
Kongo after her 1936-37 modernizationBattleship Kongo off Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, 21 Oct 1938; seen from destroyer USS Pillsbury
Kongo after her 1936-37 modernizationBattleship Kongo off Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, 21 Oct 1938; seen from destroyer USS Pillsbury
Battleship Kongo, circa late 1930sAircraft carrier Akagi shortly after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes for the Indian Ocean, 26 Mar 1942; note B5N torpedo bombers on flight deck
Battleship Kongo, circa late 1930sAircraft carrier Akagi shortly after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes for the Indian Ocean, 26 Mar 1942; note B5N torpedo bombers on flight deck
Japanese Carrier Division ThreeUS Navy Office of Naval Intelligence drawing of the Kongo-class battleship, seen in publication ONI 222-J, Jun 1945
Japanese Carrier Division Three's battleship Kongo and carrier Chiyoda under attack by American carrier aircraft of Task Force 38 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 20 Jun 1944US Navy Office of Naval Intelligence drawing of the Kongo-class battleship, seen in publication ONI 222-J, Jun 1945
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