(夕張) was an experimental light cruiser
built between 1922 and 1923 for the Imperial Japanese Navy
(IJN). Although a test bed for various new designs and technologies, she was commissioned as a front-line warship and participated in numerous combat operations during World War II
before she was sunk by the U.S. Navy
. Designs pioneered on Yūbari
had a major impact on future Japanese warship designs.