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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ASAKAZE destroyers (1905-1909)

Asakaze 1906

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
朝風 <Asakaze>   Kawasaki, Kobe 12/1904 28/10/1905 4/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
若葉 <Wakaba>   Yokosuka K K 5/1905 25/11/1905 2/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
潮 <Ushio>   Kure K K 4/1905 18/7/1905 7/1905 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
子日 <Nenohi>   Kure K K 6/1905 30/8/1905 10/1905 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
如月 <Kisaragi>   Yokosuka K K 9/1904 6/9/1905 10/1905 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
神風 <Kamikaze>   Yokosuka K K 8/1904 15/7/1905 8/1905 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
初霜 <Hatsushimo>   Yokosuka K K 8/1904 13/5/1905 8/1905 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
夕暮 <Yugure>   Sasebo K K 3/1905 17/11/1905 5/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
春風 <Harukaze>   Kawasaki, Kobe 2/1905 25/12/1905 5/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
弥生 <Yayoi>   Yokosuka K K 8/1904 7/8/1905 9/1905 stricken 12/1924
追風 <Oite>   Maizuru K K 8/1905 10/1/1906 8/1906 stricken 12/1924
響 <Hibiki>   Yokosuka K K 9/1905 31/3/1906 9/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
初雪 <Hatsuyuki>   Yokosuka K K 9/1905 8/3/1906 5/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
夕立 <Yudachi>   Sasebo K K 3/1905 26/3/1906 7/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
朝露 <Asatsuyu>   Osaka Tekkosho 4/1905 2/4/1906 11/1906 wrecked 9/11/1913
野分 <Nowaki>   Sasebo K K 8/1905 25/7/1906 11/1906 stricken 12/1924
三日月 <Mikazuki>   Sasebo K K 6/1905 26/5/1906 9/1906 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 4/1928
時雨 <Shigure>   Kawasaki, Kobe 6/1905 12/3/1906 7/1906 stricken 12/1924
初春 <Hatsuharu>   Kawasaki, Kobe 11/1905 21/5/1906 3/1907 stricken 12/1924
白露 <Shiratsuyu>   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 2/1905 12/2/1906 8/1906 stricken 4/1928
白雪 <Shirayuki>   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3/1905 19/5/1906 10/1906 stricken 4/1928
白妙 <Shirotae>   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3/1905 30/7/1906 1/1907 wrecked 4/9/1914
松風 <Matsukaze>   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 9/1905 23/12/1906 3/1907 stricken 4/1928
長月 <Nagatsuki>, 8/1928- 第11号掃海艇 <11-go>(No11)   Uraga, Tokyo 10/1905 15/12/1906 7/1907 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 6/1930
夕凪 <Yunagi>   Maizuru K K 1/1906 22/8/1906 12/1906 stricken 12/1924
卯月 <Uzuki>   Kawasaki, Kobe 3/1906 20/9/1906 3/1907 stricken 12/1924
水無月 <Minazuki>, 8/1928- 第10号掃海艇 <10-go>(No10)   Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 2/1906 5/11/1906 2/1907 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 6/1930
疾風 <Hayate>   Osaka Tekkosho 9/1905 22/5/1906 6/1907 stricken 12/1924
菊月 <Kikuzuki>, 8/1928- 第12号掃海艇 <12-go>(No12)   Uraga, Tokyo 3/1906 10/4/1907 9/1907 minesweeper 12/1924, stricken 6/1930
浦波 <Uranami>, 8/1928- 8号掃海艇 <8-go>(No8)   Maizuru K K 5/1907 8/12/1907 10/1908 minesweeper 12/1924, auxiliary 6/1930
磯波 <Isonami>, 8/1928- 7号掃海艇 <7-go>(No7)   Maizuru K K 1/1908 21/11/1908 4/1909 minesweeper 12/1924, auxiliary 6/1930
磯波 <Ayanami>, 8/1928- 9号掃海艇 <9-go>(No9)   Maizuru K K 5/1908 20/3/1909 6/1909 minesweeper 12/1924, auxiliary 6/1930

  

Displacement normal, t

381

Displacement full, t

450

Length, m

69.2 pp 72.0 oa

Breadth, m

6.60

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 4 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

coal 150 + oil 20

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(15)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N (41-shiki), 4 x 1 - 76/23 Armstrong (41-shiki), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

70

Ship project history: Built under the 1904 program, ordered during Russian-Japanese war and structurally repeated Harusame, differing by type of boilers (for the first time they received boilers with mixed coal-oil-firing) and armament from guns of one calibre, but with different bore length. By the moment of end of building destroyers of given class have morally become outdated.

Modernizations: 1923, Asakaze, Wakaba, Ushio, Nenohi, Kisaragi, Kamikaze, Hatsushio, Yugure, Harukaze, Hibiki, Hatsuyuki, Yudachi; 1926, 7 - 12-go: were converted to minesweepers. They were fully rearmed with 2 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 76/40 3-shiki, sweeps

Naval service: Asatsuyu was lost 10/11/1913 as result of wreck off Shichi-Towan (Noto Hanto). At night 3/9/1914 Shirotae ran ashore in Kiao Chao Bay, abandoned and soon shot by German gunboat Jaguar, wreck was broken up in 1915.

Hatsuharu

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14