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Presentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano, Cased Presentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano,

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Cheshire, North WestPublished 6 Years ago
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured Year1937
MakePresentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano,
ModelCased Presentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano,
Your referenceMISC 115
Recommended UsageCollection item
Description

Cased Presentaion Plaque launch of Japanese Cruiser Kumano, 1937. Misc 115 - Misc 115

This is a white metal plaque presented to VIP's at the launching of the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Kumano in 1937. Featuring the ship on the obverse with Japanese charcaters and further Japanese characters on the reverse. In a brown leather fitted case with white silk lid and blue velvet fitted base made by 'The Shobido Jewelry Co'. The Kumano (ŒF–ì) was one of four Mogami-class cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was completed at the Kawasaki Shipyard in Kobe on 31 October 1937. She displaced 13,440 tons with a length of 649 ft 10 in and a beam of 66 ft 3 in . Kumano was armed with fifteen 155 mm guns in 5 turrets, eight 127 mm dual-purpose guns, fifty 25 mm anti-aircraft guns, and twelve of the infamous "Long Lance" torpedoes. She played a great part in the Pacific War eventually being sunk by US torpedo aircraft in 1945. All in perfect condition. Price includes UK delivery. Misc 115

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