As seen in 1937

Pit Road no.W42

Scale 1:700 Water Line Series

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SAGI (, "Chinese Pond Heron")

(Otori class (of 8 units)

The ships of the Otori-class is a further development of the former Chidori-class (please see my models of Tomozuro and Hatsukari) they differ in armament and tonnage due to the heavily overweight before. The class of the ship was designed as Torpedo boats (coastal destroyers) but there main objective was escort duties through the war. This task was well for the boats as the class was potent and dangerous to any allied submarines that came in vicinity of the convoy they escorted, due to the intensive AS equipment she later carried as the war proceeds.

Sagi was well used as a escort for convoys through the war, and she was attacked by USS SEAWOLF on August 31,1943 on a convoy duty in East China Sea, but survived just to came in same situation on November 8, 1944 when USS GUNNEL torpedoed and sunk her while escorting a convoy from Takao to Manila, 60 miles WSW of Cape Bolinao, Luzon (16-09N, 118-56E).

Technical specification:

Build by Harima yard

Laid down: 20 May. 1936

Launch: 30 Jan. 1937

Completed: 31 Jul. 1937

Sunk: 8 Nov. 1944

Displacement 840t standard, 945t trial, 1040t full load
Length 85m pp, 86.8m wl, 88.5m oa
Width 8.2m
Draught 2.76m
Machinery 2-shaft geared turbine, 2 boilers, 19,000shp
Speed 30.5kt
Armament 3-12cm/45cal gun (1x3), 1-40mm AA, 3-53cm TT (1x3)
Complement 113


Building the model of : Sagi

please see the model of Kiji


Books form my library :  

Japanese Naval Warship Photo Album Destroyers from Diamond Sha books.  


Ships of the world no. 453 History of Japanese Destroyers

Pictures, drawings

Model Art no. 25 Genealogy of Japanese Destroyers Part 2

Pictures, drawings, models and history

Mechanism of Japanese Warships #4: DDs

Pictures, drawings, and history

photo de

Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945 by Hansgeorg Jentschura & Dieter Jung

Pictures, drawings, and history



The building time was 20 days for two ships (KIJI & SAGI) 

June. 2009

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