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Haruna [Kantai Collection]

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"Fast battleship, Haruna, reporting for duty. You're the admiral, correct? I'm looking forward to serving with you."

-Haruna



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Statistic
Icon HP HP81Icon Gun Firepower75 (96)
Icon Armor Armor70 (93)Icon Torpedo Torpedo0 (0)
Icon Evasion Evasion39 (74)Icon AA AA41 (92)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft12Icon ASW ASW0 (0)
Icon Speed SpeedHighIcon LOS LOS17 (49)
Icon Range RangeLongIcon Luck Luck41 (89)


I'm the fast battleship, Haruna. I was equipped with a set of four domestically made 36cm cannons. I stayed bravely watching the sky over Etajima village's naval base till the end. Haruna's last memory is of fighting as the last of the four fast battleship sisters.


Note: (Haruna was the last surviving Kongou-class battleship and resiliently weathered bombing runs from American aircraft at Kure Naval base in Naval Academy Etajima before sinking at her moorings. Even then, she was not fully submerged. This is reflected in her higher luck stat compared to other Kongou-class ships.)

Japanese battleship Haruna

        Haruna (榛名?, named after Mount Haruna, was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. Designed by the British naval engineer George Thurston, she was the fourth and last battlecruiser of the Kongō class, amongst the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. Laid down in 1912 at the Kawasaki Shipyards in Kobe, Haruna was formally commissioned in 1915 on the same day as her sister ship, Kirishima. Haruna patrolled off the Chinese coast during World War I. During gunnery drills in 1920, an explosion destroyed one of her guns, damaged the gun turret, and killed seven men. During her life, Haruna underwent two major reconstructions. Beginning in 1926, the Imperial Japanese Navy rebuilt her as a battleship, strengthening her armor and improving her speed and power capabilities. In 1933, her superstructure was completely rebuilt, her speed was increased, and she was equipped with launch catapults for floatplanes. Now fast enough to accompany Japan's growing carrier fleet, Haruna was reclassified as a fast battleship. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Haruna transported Imperial Japanese Army troops to mainland China before being redeployed to the Third Battleship Division in 1941. On the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, she sailed as part of the Southern Force in preparation for the Battle of Singapore.

        Haruna fought in almost every major naval action of the Pacific Theater during World War II. She covered landings of Japanese forces in Malaya (in present-day Malaysia) and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1942 before engaging American forces at the Battle of Midway and during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Throughout 1943, Haruna primarily remained at Truk Lagoon (Micronesia), Kure Naval Base (near Hiroshima), Sasebo Naval Base (near Nagasaki), and the Lingga Islands (in present-day Malaysia), and deployed on several occasions in response to American carrier airstrikes on Japanese island bases. Haruna participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, engaging American vessels in the latter. In 1945, Haruna was transferred to Kure Naval Base, where she was sunk by aircraft of Task Force 38 on 28 July 1945.


Trivia

  • Sunk at her moorings on 28 July 1945; raised and scrapped in 1946.
  • Haruna was painted camouflage in her mooring at Kure, along with Ise and Hyuuga.
  • Named after Mount Haruna.
  • She appeared in the first Kancolle Drama CD, also dubbed One Nao show, along with other characters in a mini skit. 
  • Received her Kai Ni on 28/07/2014.
  • She was made the Emperor's Special Ship in 1928, The Emperor's Special Ship was designated as his official means of naval transport throughout the Japanese Empire.
  • On 1 February 1929, Prince Takamatsu, the younger brother of Emperor Hirohito, was assigned to her crew.
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Update #1 : 01/22/2015 5:37:34 pmJan 22nd, 2015

Update: 

Mistake Found:
Fixed hair color (i.e. Black to Gray); seeing a lot of photos on Google of Haruna with gray hair.
-New Images created
        -Replaced original cover photo
        -Replaced other reference photos

*Note: Black Hair Version of Haruna will still be available in the download

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  • Konruna
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 19, 2015, 7:34 pm
Nice work, Teach me senpai :)
  • Divici
  • Level 84
  • Elite Artist
  • March 18, 2015, 9:00 pm
Yep, I can see now. You do like KanCol.
  • PrimoSuperT
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • March 19, 2015, 7:02 am
  • xylia
  • Level 26
  • Expert Artist
  • January 28, 2015, 11:36 am
DEADLY! ;)
  • PrimoSuperT
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • January 28, 2015, 12:36 pm
AND CUTE! :D
  • Waffleman112
  • Level 44
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • January 22, 2015, 12:26 pm
I thought this was the last one at first, that was very fast.
Great job though!
  • PrimoSuperT
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • January 22, 2015, 12:39 pm
I will make EVERY SINGLE KONGO-CLASS BATTLESHIP FROM KANTAI COLLECTION!!!

And Thanks!
  • daboltr23
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Architect
  • January 22, 2015, 8:54 am
I will never understand how you get these out so fast. The level of awesome that you posess is humbling
  • PrimoSuperT
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • January 22, 2015, 12:38 pm
No one will know...
No one will ever know...
huehuehue

And thanks!

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