Japanese destroyer Kiyonami

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Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Kiyonami
Completed: 25 January 1943
Struck: 15 October 1943
Fate: Sunk in action, 20 July 1943
General characteristics
Class and type: Yūgumo-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,520 long tons (2,560 t)
Length: 119.15 m (390 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.75 m (12 ft 4 in)
Speed: 35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h)
Complement: 228
Armament: • 6 × 127 mm (5.0 in)/50 caliber DP guns
• up to 28 × 25 mm (0.98 in) AA guns
• up to 4 × 13 mm (0.51 in) AA guns
• 8 × 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes for Type 93 torpedoes
• 36 depth charges

Kiyonami (清波?, "Pure Wave") was a Yūgumo-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

On 12 July 1943, Kiyonami was on a troop transport run to Kolombangara. In the Battle of Kolombangara, she contributed torpedoes to the spreads that sank USS Gwin (DD-433), and damaged USS Honolulu (CL-48) and USS St. Louis (CL-49).

On 20 July Kiyonami was on another troop transport run to Kolombangara. She was sunk by U.S. Army B-25s while rescuing the crew of Yūgure, 42 miles (78 km) north-northwest of Kolombangara (07°13′S 156°45′E / 7.217°S 156.750°E / -7.217; 156.750). There were no survivors from among the entire combined Kiyonami and Yūgure crews of 468 men.

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