Yūbari (夕張) was a light cruiser built between 1922 and 1923 for the Imperial Japanese Navy. She fought in World War II and was sunk by the US Navy.
The ship originated as an experimental scout cruiser, which would have the combat potential of the standard 5,000 t (4,900 long tons) Japanese light cruisers on a much lighter ship. The ship was designed by Admiral Yuzuru Hiraga. The guns were mounted on the centre line in turrets and armor was integrated into the hull structure. The forecastle was given significant flare to improve seakeeping. Destroyer-type machinery was used to save weight, with eight oil-fired Kanpon boilers trunked into a single large funnel.
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