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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ASAKAZE destroyers (1905-1909)

Asakaze 1906

Name No Yard 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>   166 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 2/1905 12/2/1906 8/1906 stricken 4/1928
白雪 <Shirayuki>   167 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3/1905 19/5/1906 10/1906 stricken 4/1928
白妙 <Shirotae>   168 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 3/1905 30/7/1906 1/1907 wrecked 4/9/1914
松風 <Matsukaze>   173 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>     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>   187 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>     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>     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>     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>     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

2 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 Programme, ordered during Russian-Japanese war and structurally repeated Harusame, differing by type of boilers (for the first time they had boilers with mixed coal-oil-firing) and armament consisted from single-calibre guns, but with different bore length. By the moment of end of building they have 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, mechanical minesweeping gear

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

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14