Japanese sailor and heavy cruiser “Atago”

cruiser Atago


The Japanese sailor is photographed against the backdrop of the heavy cruiser Atago.
“Atago” (after the name of the mountain in the prefecture of Kyoto) is a Japanese heavy cruiser, the first representative of the Takao type to enter service.
Atago was built in Kure in 1927-1932. Actively used in the interwar period, in 1938-1939 there was a major modernization. In 1944, the cruiser died from torpedoes from an American submarine.

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