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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

MURAKUMO destroyers (1898-1900)

Kagero 1905

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
陽炎 <Kagero>   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 8/1898 23/8/1899 10/1899 tender 1918
叢雲 <Murakumo>   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 10/1897 16/11/1898 12/1898 depot ship 4/1919, minesweeper 7/1920, dispatch vessel 4/1922, scuttled 4/6/1925
東雲 <Shinonome>   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 10/1897 14/12/1898 2/1899 foundered 23/7/1913
不知火 <Shiranui>   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 1/1898 15/3/1899 5/1899 minesweeper 4/1922, dispatch vessel 8/1923, sold 2/1925
薄雲 <Usugumo>   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 9/1898 16/1/1900 2/1900 minesweeper 4/1922, dispatch vessel 8/1923, scuttled 29/4/1925
夕霧 <Yugiri>   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 11/1897 26/1/1899 3/1899 depot ship 4/1919, minesweeper 7/1920, sold 4/1922

  

Displacement normal, t

275

Displacement full, t

361

Length, m

65.7

Breadth, m

5.96

Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

5800

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 80

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

54

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

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

Naval service: Shinonome was lost 20/7/1913 during a typhoon at coast of Taiwan.

Shiranui

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14