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

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
叢雲 [Murakumo]   329 Thornycroft, Chiswick, 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]   330 Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 10.1897 14.12.1898 2.1899 foundered 23.7.1913
夕霧 [Yugiri]   331 Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 11.1897 26.1.1899 3.1899 depot ship 4.1919, minesweeper 7.1920, sold 4.1922
不知火 [Shiranui]   332 Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 1.1898 15.3.1899 5.1899 minesweeper 4.1922, dispatch vessel 8.1923, sold 2.1925
陽炎 [Kagero]   337 Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 8/1898 23.8.1899 10.1899 tender 1918
薄雲 [Usugumo]   338 Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 9.1898 16.1.1900 2.1900 minesweeper 4.1922, dispatch vessel 8.1923, scuttled 29.4.1925


Technical data


Displacement normal, t275
Displacement full, t

361

Length, m

65.7

Breadth, m

5.96

Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 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



Standard scale images


<i>Kagero</i> 1905
Kagero 1905


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


Project history


Built in United Kingdom by Thornycroft under the 1896 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


Shinonome was lost 20.7.1913 during a typhoon at coast of Taiwan.

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