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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

MOMO destroyers (1916-1917)

Momo 1917

Momo 1917

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
桃 <Momo>   Sasebo K K 2/1916 12/10/1916 12/1916 sold 1940
樫 <Kashi>, 1943- 鴈 <Kari>   Maizuru K K 3/1916 1/12/1916 3/1917 to Manchukuo 1937-1943 (Hai Wei), sunk 10/10/1944
檜 <Hinoki>   Maizuru K K 5/1916 25/12/1916 3/1917 sold 1940
柳 <Yanagi>   Sasebo K K 10/1916 24/2/1917 5/1917 hulk 4/1940

  

Displacement normal, t

835

Displacement full, t

1080

Length, m

83.8 pp 85.6 wl

Breadth, m

7.70

Draught, m

2.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Curtis geared steam turbines, 4 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Max speed, kts

31.5

Fuel, t

coal 92 + oil 212

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(15)

Armament

3 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 x 3 - 450 TT

Complement

110

 

 Ship project history: So-called 2nd class destroyers and first Japanese ships equipped with geared turbines and triple TTs. As a whole they have appeared rather successful and became founders of large series of ships built in 1920th years.

 

Modernizations: 1943, Kaii: after re-commissioning was rearmed with (1 - 2) x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, some 25/60 96-shiki, DCTs and DCRs .

Naval service: Momo, Kashi, Hinoki and Yanagi in 1917-1918 served on Mediterranean, they have returned to Japan in February, 1919. Kashi in 1937-1943 served in Manchkuo Navy as Hai Wei, then she has been returned (rated as escort) and later sunk by American carrier aircraft (TF.38) off Okinawa. Last ship, Yanagi, was broken up in 1947.

Momo

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14