file created: 12/07/02 00:12:16 , last update: 05/24/02
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CA Atago
Imperial Japanese Navy heavy cruiser
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Takao 1927/04/28
Kure Kaigun Kosho
1930/06/16 1932/03/30 1944/10/23
sunk
Namesake: A mountan near Kyoto
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
41/12/08   E SoExpFor/MaFor/CovGrp/CruDiv4/FF land Kota Bharu   89 
41/12/22   M SoExpFor/MaFor/CovGrp/CruDiv4/FF land Lingayen Gulf  
42/01/18       Palau   89 
42/01/28 42/02/16   CruDiv4 ASW patrols off Palau   89 
42/02/18 42/02/21     sail from Palau to Staring Bay, Kendari   89 
42/02/21 42/02/25     Staring Bay, Kendari   89 
42/02/25 42/03/07   WeFor/WeAshipFor/CruDiv4 land Java   89 
42/03/02     WeFor/WeAshipFor/CruDiv4 sinking/share (Takao) Pillsbury in Bali Strait (15-38S, 113-13E)  
42/03/18 43/04/03     inspection ceuise from Staring Bay to Tarakan > Balikpapan > Makassar > Singapore > Penang   99 
42/04/04 42/04/18     sail from Penang to Cam Ranh Bay > Jokosuka   99 
42/04/17 42/04/18     Jokosuka   89 
42/04/18 42/04/23     at sea in fair from another strikes on Japan   89 
42/04/23       Jokosuka   89 
42/05/25 42/05/29     Hashiradzima   89 
42/05/29 42/06/14   C1/MidInvFor/MainBody/CruDiv4/Sect1/DF xMidway  
42/07/14     2ndFlt/CruDiv4/FltF IJN reorganization   89 
42/08/10 42/09/05 KI AdvSupFor xEasSol  
42/09/10 42/09/23   2ndFlt/CruDiv4 Solomons offensive patrol   99 
42/10/26     SupFor xSCruz  
42/11/04       off Admiralty Islands  
42/11/11 42/11/14   BombFor xGuada1   99 
42/11/14 42/11/15   EmBombFor/BombUnit/CruDiv4/FF xGuad2   81 
43/01/20 43/01/25     sail from Kure to Truk   99 
43/07/21 43/07/26     sail from Truk to Jokosuka   99 
43/08/17 43/08/23     troop transport run from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
43/08/25 43/08/29     troop transport run form Truk to Rabaul and back   99 
43/10/17 43/10/19   CF/CruDiv4 sail from Truk to Eniwetok   89 
43/10/19 43/10/23   CF/CruDiv4 Eniwetok   89 
43/10/23 43/10/26   CF/CruDiv4 sail from Eniwetok to Truk   89 
43/11/03 43/11/05 RO 2ndFlt/CruDiv4 sail Truk > Rabaul  
43/11/05   RO 2ndFlt/CruDiv4 damage(TF 38) Rabaul lagoon - 2 near misses   11 
43/11/06   RO   departed to Truk   89 
43/11/11 43/11/15     sail from Truk to Jokosuka   99 
44/01/04 44/01/09     sail from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
44/01/14       Truk - after repairs   89 
44/02/10 44/02/13     sail from Truk to Palau   89 
44/02/13 44/03/29     Palau   89 
44/03/29 44/04/01     sail from Palau to Davao   89 
44/04/04 44/04/09     sail from Davao to Lingga Roads   89 
44/04/09 44/05/11     Lingga Roads   89 
44/05/11 44/06/24 A-Go AdvFor/CruDiv4/DF xPhilip   89 
44/07/08 44/07/17   GrpA/CruDiv4/DF sail from Kure to Okinawa (07/10) >Lingga Roads   99 
44/07/19 44/08/03     Singapore - repairs   89 
44/10/18 44/10/23 Sho-Go CenFor/CruDiv4/FF xLeyte   86 
44/10/23   Sho-Go CenFor/CruDiv4/FF xLeyte - sunk(Darter - 4 torpedoes) - 359 KIA (09-28N, 117-17E)   86  104 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 0928'N., 11717'E.
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): Pillsbury (share)
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