DescriptionOn 26 October 1944, in the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Japanese cruiser was sunk by Allied aircraft. B-24 Liberators sighted Abukuma and repeatedly bombed her, starting fires and causing her to lose power. Four torpedoes in the aft torpedo room exploded with devastating effect. She sank by the stern killing 250 of her crew; her captain and 283 were rescued.
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost250
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Abukuma