Cruiser Maya

Cruiser Maya

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Cruiser Maya - The Japanese cruiser Maya explained and copiously illustrated

The last of the last class of IJN cruisers, the heavy cruiser Maya was twice modernised for an AA role in 1944 - and is shown here in her final configuration. There is an excellent analysis of the effectiveness (and otherwise) of these improvements. The 700 crew listed in Jane's seems to have been swollen to over 1000 by the time she was sunk by the submarine USS Dace that October during the battle of Leyte Gulf. How such a crew were crammed in is of course beyond the scope of this sort of...
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