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Ship ClassKatori-class Light Cruiser
Launched25 Sep 1939
Decommissioned1 Jan 1947
Displacement6,280 tons standard
Length425 feet
Beam52 feet
Draft18 feet
Speed18 knots


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Kashima at Shanghai, China, 1940

Kashima Operational Timeline

25 Sep 1939 Captain Shutoku Miyazato was made the chief equipping officer of both Katori and Kashima.
1 Nov 1939 Captain Hisashi Ichioka was made the chief equipping officer of Katori and Kashima, relieving Shutoku Miyazato.
28 Jul 1940 Katori and Kashima began the last Japanese Navy midshipmen cruise before the Pacific War. They would make port calls at Etajima and Mutsu in Japan, and Dalian and Shanghai in China.
1 Jan 1947 Kashima was decommissioned from service.

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