Japanese destroyer Hamakaze

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Hamakaze underway on June 30, 1941
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Hamakaze
Ordered: 1937
Laid down: 20 November 1939
Launched: 25 November 1940
Commissioned: 30 June 1941
Struck: 10 June 1945
Fate: Sunk in action, 7 April 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: Kagero-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,490 long tons (2,530 t)
Length: 118.5 m (388 ft 9 in)
Beam: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draft: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: Two-shaft geared turbines
Speed: 35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h)
Range: 8338km (4500nm)
Complement: 240
Armament: • 6 × 5 in (130 mm)/50 caliber DP guns
• up to 28 × 25 mm AA guns
• up to 4 × 13 mm AA guns
• 8 × 24 in (610 mm) torpedo tubes
• 36 depth charges

Hamakaze (浜風?, "Beach Wind") was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

On 7 April 1945, Hamakaze escorted the battleship Yamato from the Inland Sea on her Operation Ten-Go attack on the Allied forces on Okinawa. She was sunk by aircraft of Task Force 58 and sank 150 miles (280 km) southwest of Nagasaki (30°47′N 128°08′E / 30.783°N 128.133°E / 30.783; 128.133).

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References[edit]

  • Jackson, Robert "Fighting Ships of The World." London: Amber Books Ltd, 2004 Pg.337 ISBN 9781840136470

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Jun 1941: Hamakaze (background) in a still from a Japanese propaganda film Eighty-eight Years of the Sun.