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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

IKAZUCHI destroyers (1899 - 1900)

Akebono 1899

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
雷 <Ikazuchi>   Yarrow, Poplar, UK 9/1897 15/11/1898 2/1899 explosion 9/10/1913
電 <Inazuma>   Yarrow, Poplar, UK 11/1897 28/1/1899 4/1899 collision 16/12/1909
霓 <Niji>   Yarrow, Poplar, UK 1/1899 22/6/1899 7/1899 wrecked 29/7/1900
曙 <Akebono>   Yarrow, Poplar, UK 2/1898 25/4/1899 7/1899 stricken 10/1921
朧 <Oboro>   Yarrow, Poplar, UK 1/1899 5/10/1899 11/1899 stricken 6/1921
漣 <Sazanami>   Yarrow, Poplar, UK 6/1897 8/8/1899 8/1899 stricken 4/1913

  

Displacement normal, t

305

Displacement full, t

410

Length, m

68.5 oa 67.3 pp

Breadth, m

6.25

Draught, m

1.58

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

31

Fuel, t

coal 110

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 5 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

55

Ship project history: Built in United Kingdom by Yarrow under the 1896-7 Programme, very similar to RN "30-knotters".

Modernizations: 1902 - 1903, all: - 1 x 1 - 57/40; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N

Naval service: Ikazuchi sunk 10/10/1913 by boiler explosion. Inazuma was lost in collision with a schooner S of Hakodate 16/12/1909. Niji wrecked 29/7/1900 in Japanese waters.

Sazanami

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014