- Class: Modified Agano - 1 ship of 1939
- Displacement: 8,164 tons
- Dimensions: 590 (pp) 630 (oa) x 54.5 x 20 ft.
- Machinery: 4-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 110,000 = 36 knots
- Armament: 6-6.1 in. (2x3), 8-3.9 in. A.A. (4x2) guns, 52-25 mm. A.A.; 2 aircraft
- Builder: Kure Naval Yard
- Laid Down: 14 Feb 1941
- Launched: 2 Apr 1942
- Completed: 28 Feb 1943
- Notes: Designed as flagship for a scouting submarine flotilla; accomodation for six E15K1 "Norm" highspeed floatplanes, but few were available and normally only two were carried. Forward turrets were spares from rearming the Mogami class. One authorized sister never laid down.
- Service: Joined fleet at Truk, Dec 1943. Slightly damaged by U.S. aircraft while returning from reinforcing trip to Rabaul. Shifted with fleet to Palau and then Singapore in early 1944. Refit in Japan during which a smaller catapult replaced original installation, and extra light A.A. added. Part of Adm.Ozawa's Northern Force at Battle of Leyte Gulf, taking over as flagship after carrier Zuikaku was heavily hit. Retreated to Camranh Bay and then back to home waters in early 1945. Attacked in the Inland Sea by TF58 aircraft on 19 Mar 1945 and hit by five bombs. Laid up near Kure with incomplete repairs, where she was hit again on 24 Jul and then finally sunk on 28 Jul 1945.