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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

UMIKAZE destroyers (1911)

Umikaze 1920

8-go 1930

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
海風 <Umikaze>, 1930- 7号掃海艇 <7-go>(No7)   Maizuru K K 11/1909 10/10/1910 9/1911 minesweeper 1930, sold 1936
山風 <Yamakaze>, 1930- 8号掃海艇 <8-go>(No8) 209 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 6/1909 21/1/1911 10/1911 minesweeper 1930, sold 1936

  

Displacement normal, t

1030

Displacement full, t

1150

Length, m

94.5 pp 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.50

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 8 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

20500

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, t

coal 250 + oil 178

Armament

Umikaze: 2 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 5 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Yamakaze: 2 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 5 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

140

Ship project history: First oceangoing destroyers of new generation, are built under FY1907 program. Building was delayed because of a delay with delivery of turbines made by Mitsubishi under licence of Parsons. At the moment of creation they were one of the strongest in the world, however have appeared too expensive for large series.

Modernizations: 1930, both: were converted to minesweepers. They were fully rearmed with 1 x 1 - 120/40 41-shiki, 4 x 1 - 76/40 3-shiki, sweeps. A half of boilers was removed, engine power fell to 11000hp and maximal speed to 24kts.

Naval service: In the First World War beginning both destroyers participated in chase for Spee squadron.

Umikaze

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14