Japanese destroyer Isokaze (1939)

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Isokaze
Isokaze underway on November 22, 1940.
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Isokaze
Ordered: 1937
Laid down: 25 November 1938
Launched: 19 June 1939
Commissioned: 30 November 1940
Struck: 25 May 1945
Fate: Scuttled, 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)
Speed: 35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h)
Complement: 239
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

Isokaze (磯風?, "Wind on the Beach") was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. It is the second ship to carry the name after the lead ship from Isokaze-class destroyer.

On 7 April 1945, Isokaze escorted the battleship Yamato from the Inland Sea on her Operation Ten-Go attack on the Allied forces on Okinawa. She was struck by aircraft of Task Force 58 and scuttled with gunfire 150 miles (280 km) southwest of Nagasaki (30°28′N 128°55′E / 30.46°N 128.92°E / 30.46; 128.92). Of those on board, 20 were killed and rest were rescued by other ships. Yamato's other escorts, including Hamakaze, Asashimo and Yamato herself, were sunk afterwards, Asashimo losing all hands during the encounter.

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