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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

YUGUMO destroyers (1941-1944)

Yugumo 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
夕雲 <Yugumo>   Maizuru K K 6/1940 16/3/1941 12/1941 sunk 7/10/1943
秋雲 <Akigumo>   Uraga, Tokyo 7/1940 11/4/1941 12/1941 sunk 11/4/1944
風雲 <Kazegumo>   Uraga, Tokyo 12/1940 26/9/1941 3/1942 sunk 8/6/1944
巻雲 <Makikumo>   Fujinagata, Osaka 12/1940 5/11/1941 3/1942 sunk 1/2/1943
巻波 <Makinami>   Maizuru K K 4/1941 27/12/1941 8/1942 sunk 25/11/1943
高波 <Takanami>   Uraga, Tokyo 5/1941 16/3/1942 8/1942 sunk 1/12/1942
長波 <Naganami>   Fujinagata, Osaka 4/1941 5/3/1942 6/1942 sunk 11/11/1944
玉波 <Tamanami>   Fujinagata, Osaka 3/1942 20/12/1942 4/1943 sunk 7/7/1944
凉波 <Suzunami>   Uraga, Tokyo 3/1942 12/3/1943 7/1943 sunk 11/11/1943
大波 <Onami>   Fujinagata, Osaka 11/1941 31/8/1942 12/1942 sunk 25/11/1943
藤波 <Fujinami>   Fujinagata, Osaka 8/1942 20/4/1943 7/1943 sunk 27/10/1944
岸波 <Kishinami>   Uraga, Tokyo 8/1942 19/8/1943 12/1943 sunk 4/12/1944
早波 <Hayanami>   Maizuru K K 1/1942 19/12/1942 7/1943 sunk 7/6/1944
清波 <Kiyonami>   Uraga, Tokyo 10/1941 17/8/1942 1/1943 sunk 20/7/1943
沖波 <Okinami>   Maizuru K K 8/1942 18/7/1943 12/1943 sunk 13/11/1943
浜波 <Hamanami>   Maizuru K K 4/1942 18/4/1943 10/1943 sunk 11/11/1944
朝霜 <Asashimo>   Fujinagata, Osaka 1/1943 18/7/1943 11/1943 sunk 7/4/1945
清霜 <Kiyoshimo>   Uraga, Tokyo 3/1943 29/2/1944 5/1944 sunk 26/12/1944
早霜 <Hayashimo>   Maizuru K K 1/1943 11/1943 2/1944 sunk 26/10/1944
秋霜 <Akishimo>   Fujinagata, Osaka 5/1943 5/12/1943 3/1944 sunk 13/11/1944

  

Displacement standard, t

2077

Displacement full, t

2650

Length, m

111.6 pp 117.0 wl 119.2 oa

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.76

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Kampon geared steam turbines, 3 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

52000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 500

Endurance, nm(kts)

5000(18)

Armament

Yugumo, Akigumo, Kazegumo, Makikumo, Makinami, Takanami, Naganami, Onami: 3 x 2 - 127/50 3-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 4 - 610 TT (16), 4 DCT (36)

Tamanami, Suzunami, Fujinami, Kishinami, Hayanami, Kiyonami, Okinami, Hamanami: 3 x 2 - 127/50 3-shiki, 3 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 4 - 610 TT (16), 4 DCT (36)

Asashimo, Kiyoshimo, Hayashimo, Akishimo: 2 x 2 - 127/50 3-shiki, 4 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 4 - 610 TT, 4 DCT (36)

Sensors Tamanami, Suzunami, Fujinami, Kishinami, Hayanami, Kiyonami, Okinami, Hamanami, Asashimo, Kiyoshimo, Hayashimo, Akishimo: 22-go radar

Complement

228

 

 Ship project history: Project Yugumo was formed on the basis of Kagero class and differed from it rather slightly: hardly the hull has been lengthened and guns were placed in new mounts ensuring 75 elevation angle.

They were ordered under programs of 1939 (12 ships) and 1941 (16 ships). Eight more ships were provided by the additional program of 1942, however from their building, as well as from last eight of 1941 program, because of shortage of materials have refused, and orders for Umigiri, Yamagiri, Tanigiri, Kawagiri, Taekaze, Kiyokaze, Satokaze and Murakaze were cancelled.

Modernizations: 1943, Yugumo, Akigumo, Kazegumo, Makinami, Naganami, Onami: + 1 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki

1944, Akigumo, Kazegumo, Naganami, Tamanami, Fujinami, Kishinami, Hayanami, Hamanami: - 1 x 2 - 127/50 (No 2), 2 x 2 - 25/60, 8 spare torpedoes; + 4 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki

mid-1944, most survived destroyers: + 12 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76

mid-1944, some survived destroyers: - 1 x 2 - 127/50 (No 3), 1 x 2 - 25/60; + 1 x 2 - 127/40 89-shiki, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76

Naval service: Takanami 30/11/1942 was hard damaged in battle at Tassafaronga by gunfire of American heavy cruisers and 1/12/1942 foundered in 10nm SW off Sawo (Solomons). Makikumo 29/11/1942 was damaged in Solomons area by American Army aircraft, 1/2/1943 she was mined SW off Sawo and finished by torpedo from destroyer Yugumo. Kiyonami 20/7/1943 was sunk NW off Kolombangara by American Army aircraft. Yugumo 7/10/1943 was sunk NW off Vella-Lavella (Solomons) by American destroyers Chevalier and Selfridge. Suzunami 11/11/1943 was sunk at Rabaul by American carrier aircraft. Onami and Makinami 25/11/1943 are sunk off Bougainville by American destroyers Charles Ausburne, Claxton, Dyson and Spence. Akigumo 11/4/1944 was sunk in sea Sulu by American submarine Redfin. Hayanami 7/6/1944 was sunk off Borneo by American submarine Harder. Kazekumo 8/6/1944 was sunk off Mindanao by American submarine Hake. Tamanami 7/7/1944 was sunk W off Manila by American submarine Mingo. Hayashimo 26/10/1944 was damaged by American carrier aircraft, ran aground at SE coast of Mindoro, 12/11/1944 she was abandoned. Fujinami 27/10/1944 was sunk in Sibuyan sea by American carrier aircraft. Hamanami 11/11/1944 was sunk in Omrock Bay (Philippines) by American carrier aircraft. Naganami 11/11/1943 was hard damaged at Rabaul by American air torpedo, 11/11/1944 she was sunk in Omrock Bay by American carrier aircraft. Akishimo 13/11/1944 was sunk at Cavite (near Manila) by American carrier aircraft. Okinami 13/11/1944 was sunk W off Manila by American carrier aircraft. Kishinami 4/12/1944 was sunk SW off Manila by American submarine Flasher. Kiyoshimo 26/12/1944 was damaged S off Manila by American Army aircraft and this day sunk by American MTB 223. Asashimo 7/4/1945 was sunk SW off Nagasaki by American carrier aircraft.

Hayanami

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14