Japanese destroyer Makinami (1942)

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Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Makinami
Completed: 18 August 1942
Struck: 10 February 1944
Fate: Sunk in action, 25 November 1943
General characteristics
Class & 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

Makinami (巻波?) was a Yūgumo-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Overflowing Waves" (Rolling Wave).

On the night of 24–25 November 1943, Makinami was on a troop evacuation run to Buka Island when she was sunk in the Battle of Cape St. George. After being crippled by a torpedo from either USS Charles Ausburne, Claxton or Dyson, she was finished off by gunfire from USS Converse and Spence, 55 miles (100 km) east-southeast of Cape St. George (05°14′S 153°50′E / 5.233°S 153.833°E / -5.233; 153.833).

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