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  12-go 1926  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第2駆逐艦 [2-go] (ex-桔梗 [Kikyo]), 1928- 若竹 [Wakatake]     Kawasaki, Kobe 12/1921 24.7.1922 9.1922 sunk 30.3.1944
第4駆逐艦 [4-go] (ex-百合 [Yuri]), 1928- 呉竹 [Kuretake]     Kawasaki, Kobe 3/1922 21.10.1922 12.1922 sunk 30.12.1944
第6駆逐艦 [6-go] (ex-菖蒲 [Ayame]), 1928- 早苗 [Sanae]     Uraga, Tokyo 4/1922 15.2.1923 11.1923 sunk 18.11.1943
第8駆逐艦 [8-go] (ex-海棠 [Kaido]), 1928- 早蕨 [Sawarabi]     Uraga, Tokyo 1922 1.9.1923 7.1924 wrecked 5.12.1932
第10駆逐艦 [10-go] (ex-杜若 [Kakitsubata]), 1928- 朝顔 [Asagao]          Ishikawajima, Tokyo 3/1922 4.11.1922 5.1923 damaged 22.8.1945, never repaired
第12駆逐艦 [12-go] (ex-躑躅 [Tsutsuji]),1928- 夕顔 [Yugao], 1942- 第46号哨戒艇 [46-go]     Ishikawajima, Tokyo 5/1922 14.4.1923 5.1924 patrol escort 1942, sunk 10.11.1944
第16駆逐艦 [16-go] (ex-紫陽 [Ajisai]), 1928- 芙蓉 [Fuyo]     Fujinagata, Osaka 2/1922 23.9.1922 3.1923 sunk 20.12.1943
第18駆逐艦 [18-go] (ex-刈萱 [Karukaya]), 1928- 刈萱 [Karukaya]     Fujinagata, Osaka 5/1922 19.3.1923 8.1923 sunk 10.5.1944
第20駆逐艦 [20-go] (ex-沢瀉 [Omodoka])     Kawasaki, Kobe 1922 --- --- cancelled 1922


Technical data


Displacement standard, t820
Displacement full, t

1100

Length, m

83.8 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

2.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

6-go, 8-go, 10-go, 12-go: 2 sets Zoelly geared steam turbines, 3 Kampon boilers

2-go, 4-go, 16-go, 18-go: 2 sets Curtis geared steam turbines, 3 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

21500

Max speed, kts

35.5

Fuel, t

oil 244

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(15)

Armament

3 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 20 mines, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

110



Standard scale images


<i>Wakatake</i> 1941
Wakatake 1941
<i>Asagao</i> 1944
Asagao 1944


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  <i> 12-go</i> 1926  
  12-go 1926  


Project history


Ordered under the 1921 Programme, these ships represented increased Momi and became last 2nd class destroyers. A little big sizes at invariable machinery power have led to decrease in max speed on 0.5kts. Destroyers had minelaying and minesweeping equipment. It was planed to build 13 ships, but order on last five cancelled in 1922. 14-go Kijiko, 22-go Nadeshiko, 24-go Botan and 26-go Basho were cancelled before they were laid down.

Modernizations


1938, Wakatake, Sanae: solid ballast was added, standard displacement was 1131t, maximal speed was 31kts.

1940, Yugao: was converted to patrol escort. One boiler was removed, maximal speed was 18kts, engine power was 10000hp. Displacement was 930 / 1130 (normal)t; - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, mines, minesweeping gear; + 4 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (60), 93-shiki sonar

1941 - 1942, Wakatake, Kuretake, Sanae, Fuyo, Karukaya: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, mines, minesweeping gear; + 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT (48), 93-shiki sonar

1941 - 1942, Asagao: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, mines, minesweeping gear; + 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT (48)., 93-shiki sonar

1944, some survived: + 3-shiki 1-go radar

Naval service


Sawarabi was lost 5.12.1932 during a storm in 100nm NE off Keelung (Formosa Straits). Sanae 18.11.1943 was sunk in N part of Celebes Sea by US submarine Bluefish. Fuyo 20.12.1943 was sunk W off Manila by US submarine Puffer. Wakatake 30.3.1944 was sunk N off Palau by US carrier aircraft of TF.58. Karukaya 10.5.1944 was sunk NW off Luzon by US submarine Cod. Р46(ex-Yugao) 10.11.1944 was sunk SW off Yokosuka by US submarine Greenling. Kuretake 30.12.1944 was sunk SE off Formosa by US submarine Razorback. Asagao 22.8.1945 was hard damaged by mine and was not under repair.

1926