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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

SAKURA destroyers (1912)

Sakura 1913

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
櫻 <Sakura>   Maizuru K K 3/1911 20/12/1911 5/1912 stricken 1931
橘 <Tachibana>   Maizuru K K 4/1911 27/1/1912 6/1912 stricken 1931

  

Displacement normal, t

605

Displacement full, t

830

Length, m

79.2 pp 83.6 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

3

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 5 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

9500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 228 + oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(15)

Armament

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

Complement

92

Ship project history: First destroyers, designed in Japan. First Japanese 2nd class destroyers created as alternative to powerful but very expensive Umikaze class ships. The idea has justified itself: despite modest battle characteristics Sakura became a prototype of the largest series of destroyers built in Japan in days of First World War (Kaba and Algerien classes). 

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Sakura

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14