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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

KAMIKAZE destroyers (1922-1925)

Kamikaze 1942

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第1駆逐艦 <1-go> (ex-清風 <Kiyokaze>), 1928- 神風 <Kamikaze>   369 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 12/1921 25/9/1922 12/1922 damaged 15/5/1945, never repaired
第3駆逐艦 <3-go> (ex-軽風 <Karukaze>), 1928- 朝風 <Asakaze>   370 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 2/1922 8/12/1922 6/1923 sunk 23/8/1944
第5駆逐艦 <5-go> (ex-真風 <Makaze>), 1928- 春風 <Harukaze>     Maizuru K K 5/1922 18/12/1922 5/1923 damaged 21/1/1945, never repaired
第7駆逐艦 <7-go>, 1928- 松風 <Matsukaze>     Maizuru K K 12/1922 30/10/1923 4/1924 sunk 7/6/1944
第9駆逐艦 <9-go>, 1928- 旗風 <Hatakaze>     Maizuru K K 7/1923 15/3/1924 8/1924 sunk 12/1/1945
第11駆逐艦 <11-go>, 1928- 追風 <Oite>     Uraga, Tokyo 3/1923 27/11/1924 10/1925 sunk 17/2/1944
第13駆逐艦 <13-go>, 1928- 疾風 <Hayate>     Ishikawajima, Tokyo 11/1922 23/3/1925 11/1925 sunk 11/12/1941
第15駆逐艦 <15-go>, 1928- 朝凪 <Asanagi>     Fujinagata, Osaka 3/1923 21/4/1924 12/1925 sunk 22/5/1944
第17駆逐艦 <17-go>, 1928- 夕凪 <Yunagi>     Sasebo K K 9/1923 23/4/1924 5/1925 sunk 25/8/1944

  

Displacement standard, t

1270

Displacement full, t

1720

Length, m

97.5 pp 102.6 oa

Breadth, m

9.10

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

38500

Max speed, kts

37.2

Fuel, t

oil 420

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(15)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 3 x 2 - 533 TT, 20 mines, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

148

 

 Ship project history: Built under the 1921-1922 Programme as second group of Minekaze class. For raise of stability ships had slightly increased breadth. Because of the increased displacement max speed has fallen to 37.25kts. Armament repeated Minekaze class and took places the same as by three last ships of the previous design. Destroyers carried minelaying and minesweeping equipment.

Building of 11 ships was provided, but after signing of Washington Treaty order for two was cancelled. 19-go Okaze and 21-go Tsumikaze were cancelled before they were laid down. All ships at completion received numbers and named in 1928.

Modernizations: 1939, all: + 4 DCT (18), 93-shiki sonar (presumably)

1941 - 1942, all but Hayate: - 1 x 1 - 120/45 (No 4), 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + (3 - 5) x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, standard displacement increased to 1523t, maximal speed was 35kts

to mid-1944, all survived: + (7 - 10) - 25/60 96-shiki (totally 13 - 20 guns), 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, DC stowage increased to 36 - 48.

1944, most survived: + 2-shiki 2-go or 3-shiki 1-go radar

Naval service: Hayate was sunk 11/12/1941 at Wake by US coastal battery. Oite 17/2/1944 was sunk at Truck by US carrier aircraft of TF.38. Asanagi 22/5/1944 was sunk at Bonin by US submarine Pollack. Matsukaze was sunk 9/6/1944 at Bonin by US submarine Swordfish. Asakaze was sunk 23/8/1944 at Luzon by US submarine Haddo. Yunagi was sunk 25/8/1944 at Luzon by US submarine Picuda. Hatakaze 2/3/1943 was hard damaged as a result of internal explosion in Yokosuka, 15/1/1945 she was sunk at (Formosa) by US carrier aircraft of TF.38. Kamikaze 15/5/1945 was damaged in Strait of Malacca by British destroyers; till the end of war she was not repaired. Harukaze 16/11/1942 was hard damaged on a mine off Surabaya, 4/11/1944 she was mined off Luzon (on others data by a torpedo from US submarine Sailfish), 21/1/1945 she was hard damaged by US carrier aircraft off Formosa, she was towed off to Japan but was not under repair.  

Yunagi 1928

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

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14