Japanese destroyer Maikaze

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Maikaze
Maikaze on July 15, 1941
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Maikaze
Ordered: 1939
Laid down: 22 April 1940
Launched: 15 March 1941
Commissioned: 15 July 1941
Struck: 31 March 1944
Fate: Sunk in action, 17 February 1944
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

Maikaze (舞風?, "Dancing Wind") was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

On 17 February 1944, while evacuating convoys to Yokosuka from Truk following Allied attack on Truk, Maikaze, the cruiser Katori, and the auxiliary cruiser Akagi Maru were sunk by gunfire from the cruisers USS Minneapolis, USS New Orleans, and the battleship USS New Jersey 40 miles (75 km) northwest of Truk (07°45′N 151°20′E / 7.750°N 151.333°E / 7.750; 151.333). Maikaze herself was sunk with all hands on board.

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