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Kaba 1919 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
樺 [Kaba]     Yokosuka K K 12/1914 6/2/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
柏 [Kashiwa]   247 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 11/1914 14/2/1915 4/1915 sold 11/1931
松 [Matsu]   248 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 11/1914 5/3/1915 4/1915 sold 11/1931
桂 [Katsura]     Kure K K 12/1914 4/3/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
楓 [Kaede]     Maizuru K K 10/1914 20/2/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
桐 [Kiri]     Uraga, Tokyo 11/1914 28/2/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
楠 [Kusunoki]     Kawasaki, Kobe 11/1914 5/3/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
梅 [Ume]     Sasebo K K 11/1914 27/2/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
榊 [Sakaki]     Sasebo K K 11/1914 15/2/1915 3/1915 sold 11/1931
杉 [Sugi]     Mitsubishi, Yokohama 11/1914 16/2/1915 4/1915 sold 11/1931


Technical data


Displacement normal, t665
Displacement full, t

850

Length, m

79.2 pp 83.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.30

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 4-cyl VTE, 4 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

9500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 100 + oil 137

Endurance, nm(kts)1600(15)
Armament

1 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 4 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

92



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<i>Kaba</i> 1915
Kaba 1915


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<i>Kaba</i> 1919 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Kaba 1919 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


2nd class destroyers, built under the War Programme of 1914. The design was developed on the basis of destroyer Sakura. Possessed limited combat abilities, however differed by cheapness and thanks to simplified construction have been built very quickly. The latter forced French Government to order in Japan 12 more similar ships of Algerien class for own navy. These destroyers became the first rather large warships built in Japan on export.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


11/6/1917 Sakaki NE off Cengotto (Mediterranean) received heavy damages from explosion of torpedo from Austrian submarine U27 but has been repaired and commissioned again. All ships have returned to Japan late 1919. Matsu and Kashiwa were damaged 1/9/1923 by earthquake but repaired.