Japanese destroyer Okinami

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Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Okinami
Completed: 10 December 1943
Struck: 10 January 1945
Fate: Sunk in action, 13 November 1944
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

Okinami (沖波?, "High Seas Waves") was a Yūgumo-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 29 February 1944 while escorting a troop convoy she assisted with sinking USS Trout, & assisted in the rescue of 1,720 survivors of the Sakito Maru. On November 5, 1944 she was damaged by near misses and strafing during an air attack, and there were 28 casualties.

On 13 November 1944, Okinami was sunk in a U.S. air raid on Manila. Suffering one direct bomb hit and several near-misses; she sank upright in shallow water eight miles (15 km) west of Manila (14°35′N 120°50′E / 14.583°N 120.833°E / 14.583; 120.833). There were 14 crewmen killed and 19 wounded.

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