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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FUMIZUKI destroyers (1902-1903/1904-1905)

Yamabiko 1906

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
暁 <Akatsuki> (ex-Reshitelny, ex-Kondor, ex-Baklan), 1906- 山彦 <Yamabiko>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks, Russia 1900 // 4/1901 26/7/1901 7/1902 // 8/1904 stricken 1917
文月 <Fumizuki> (ex-Silny)   Izhora Wks, Kolpino // Port Arthur Wks, Russia 7/1902 // 1903 21/6/1903 12/1903 // 1905 stricken 1913

 

Displacement normal, t

250

Displacement full, t

305

Length, m

61.0

Breadth, m

5.67

Draught, m

2.39

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Akatsuki: VTE, 8 Yarrow boilers

Fumizuki: VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

3800

Max speed, kts

26.5 - 27.5

Fuel, t

coal 58 - 80

Endurance, nm(kts) 450-660(13)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 3 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 381 TT

Complement

51 - 58

Ship project history: Modified Russian Sokol class. Silny was scuttled by own crew at Port Arthur 1/1/1905, next day fell into Japanese hands, raised 22/8/1905 and commissioned by IJN after repair. Reshitelny was interned by China at Chifu 11/8/1904 but next day was captured by Japanese and renamed Akatsuki.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Akatsuki was badly damaged and after repair renamed Yamabiko.

Ivan Gogin, 2014