Yūgumo-class destroyer

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Naganami
Naganami in June 1942.
Class overview
Name: Yūgumo-class destroyer
Builders: Maizuru Naval Arsenal
Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard
Uraga Dock Company
Operators: Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy
Preceded by: Kagerō class
Succeeded by: Matsu class
Built: 1940–1944
In commission: 1941–1945
Planned: 14 (1939) + 16 (1941) + 8 (1942)
Completed: 19
Cancelled: 0
Lost: 19
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,077 tons standard,
2,520 tons battle condition
Length: 119.03 m (390 ft 6 in) overall,
117.00 m (383 ft 10 in) waterline
Beam: 10.80 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draft: 3.76 m (12 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 3 × Kampon water tube boilers,
2 × Kanpon impulse geared turbines,
52,000 shp (39 MW), 2 shafts
Speed: 35.5 knots (40.9 mph; 65.7 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Complement: 225 (Yūgumo, 1941)
Armament:

(Yūgumo, December 1941)
• 6 × Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns (3×2)
• 4 × 25 mm Type 96 AA guns
• 8 × Type 92 torpedo tubes (2×4)
16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes
• 18 × depth charges
(Naganami, November 1944)
• 6 × Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns (3×2)
• approx. 20 × 25 mm Type 96 AA guns
• 1 × 12.7 mm AA gun (captured from USS Darter)
• 8 × Type 92 torpedo tubes (2×4)
16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes
• 36 × depth charges

(Asashimo, April 1945)
• 6 × Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns (3×2)
• over 20 × 25 mm Type 96 AA guns
• 8 × Type 92 torpedo tubes (2×4)
16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes
• 36 × depth charges

The Yūgumo'-class destroyers (夕雲型駆逐艦 Yūgumo-gata kuchikukan?) were a class of destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. They were all completed from 1941 to 1944. The IJN called them Destroyer Type-A (甲型駆逐艦, Kō-gata Kuchikukan?) from their plan name. The Yūgumo-class destroyers were similar to the preceding Kagerō class. The main differences were a slightly different bridge design and the introduction of a new type of turrets for the main guns which were capable of 75-degree elevations giving better AA capabilities. Despite these improvements, none survived the war.

Ships in class[edit]

Ship # Ship Builder Laid down Launched Completed Fate
115 Akigumo (秋雲?) Built as part of the Kagerō class
116 Yūgumo (夕雲?) Maizuru Naval Arsenal 12-06-1940 16-03-1941 05-12-1941 Sunk 06-10-1943
117 Makigumo (巻雲?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 13-12-1940 05-11-1941 14-03-1942 Sunk 01-02-1943
118 Kazagumo (風雲?) Uraga Dock Company 23-12-1940 26-09-1941 28-03-1942 Sunk 08-06-1944
119 Naganami (長波?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 05-04-1941 05-03-1941 30-06-1942 Sunk 11-11-1944
120 Makinami (巻波?) Maizuru Naval Arsenal 11-04-1941 27-12-1941 08-08-1942 Sunk 25-11-1943
121 Takanami (高波?) Uraga Dock Company 29-05-1941 16-03-1942 31-08-1942 Sunk 30-11-1942
122 Ōnami (大波?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 15-11-1941 13-08-1942 29-12-1942 Sunk 25-11-1943
123 Kiyonami (清波?) Uraga Dock Company 15-10-1941 17-08-1942 25-01-1943 Sunk 20-07-1943
124 Tamanami (玉波?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 16-03-1942 26-12-1942 30-04-1943 Sunk 07-07-1944
126 Suzunami (涼波?) Uraga Dock Company 27-03-1942 26-12-1942 27-07-1943 Sunk 11-11-1943
127 Fujinami (藤波?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 25-08-1942 20-04-1943 31-07-1943 Sunk 27-10-1944
128
129
The dummy for the naval budget of the Yamato-class battleships
340 Hayanami (早波?) Maizuru Naval Arsenal 15-01-1942 19-12-1942 31-07-1943 Sunk 7-06-1944
341 Hamanami (濱波?) Maizuru Naval Arsenal 28-04-1942 18-04-1943 15-10-1943 Sunk 11-11-1944
342 Okinami (沖波?) Maizuru Naval Arsenal 05-08-1942 18-07-1943 10-12-1943 Sunk 13 November 1944
343 Kishinami (岸波?) Uraga Dock Company 29-08-1942 19-08-1943 03-12-1943 Sunk 04-12-1944
344 Asashimo (朝霜?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 21-01-1943 18-07-1943 27-11-1943 Sunk 07-04-1945
345 Hayashimo (早霜?) Maizuru Naval Arsenal 20-01-1943 20-10-1943 20-02-1944 Sunk 26-10-1944
346 Akishimo (秋霜?) Fujinagata Shipbuilding Yard 03-05-1943 05-12-1943 11-03-1944 Sunk 13-11-1944
347 Kiyoshimo (清霜?) Uraga Dock Company 16-03-1943 29-02-1944 15-05-1944 Sunk 26-12-1944
348
349
350
351
352
353
354
355
Umigiri (海霧?)
Yamagiri (山霧?)
Tanigiri (谷霧?)
Kawagiri (川霧?)
Taekaze (妙風?)
Kiyokaze (清風?)
Satokaze (里風?)
Murakaze (村風?)
Cancelled on 11-08-1943
5041
5042
5043
5044
5045
5046
5047
5048
Yamasame (山雨?)
Akisame (秋雨?)
Natsusame (夏雨?)
Hayasame (早雨?)
Takashio (高潮?)
Akishio (秋潮?)
Harushio (春潮?)
Wakashio (若潮?)
Kai-Yūgumo class
Cancelled on 11-08-1943

See also[edit]

Books[edit]

  • "Rekishi Gunzō". , History of Pacific War Vol.51 The truth of Imperial Japanese Vessels Histories 2, Gakken (Japan), August 2005, ISBN 4-05-604083-4
  • Collection of writings by Sizuo Fukui Vol.5, Stories of Japanese Destroyers, Kōjinsha (Japan) 1993, ISBN 4-7698-0611-6
  • Model Art Extra No.340, Drawings of Imperial Japanese Naval Vessels Part-1, Model Art Co. Ltd. (Japan), October 1989, Book code 08734-10
  • The Maru Special, Japanese Naval Vessels No.41 Japanese Destroyers I, Ushio Shobō (Japan), July 1980, Book code 68343-42

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