Ōtori-class torpedo boat
|Preceded by:||Chidori class|
|Succeeded by:||Matsu class (small destroyers)|
|Beam:||8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)|
|Draft:||2.76 m (9 ft 1 in)|
|Depth:||4.85 m (15 ft 11 in)|
|Speed:||30.5 knots (56.5 km/h; 35.1 mph)|
|Range:||4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
|This section requires expansion. (November 2008)|
The eight ships were ordered in 1934 and were commissioned between 1936 and 1937. Their range of service varied as needs of the war changed, but they were usually in the areas around Hong Kong, Palau, Rabaul, Truk, and Japanese home waters.
Although made for convoy escort duties and home water protection, most of this class participated in the Manila blockade operations early in the war, as well as transport duties in the Rabaul area during the Solomon Islands campaign due to ship losses.
Ships in class
|Ōtori (鴻?)||Maizuru Naval Arsenal||25 April 1935||10 October 1936||Sunk 12 June 1944 by aircraft of Task Force 58 NW of Saipan.|
|Hiyodori (鵯?)||Tōkyō-Ishikawajima Shipbuilding Yard||25 October 1935||20 December 1936||Sunk 17 November 1944 by USS Gunnel in South China Sea.|
|Hayabusa (隼?)||Yokohama Dock||28 October 1935||7 December 1936||Sunk 24 September 1944 by aircraft in Sibuyan Sea.|
|Kasasagi (鵲?)||Ōsaka Iron Works, Sakurajima Factory||18 October 1935||15 January 1937||Sunk 26 September 1943 by USS Bluefish in Flores Sea.|
|Kiji (雉?)||Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Tamano business establishment||26 January 1937||31 July 1937||Surrendered to Soviet Union on 3 October 1947 at Nakhodka. Renamed Vnimatel'nyy. Decommissioned on October 31, 1957.|
|Kari (雁?)||Yokohama Dock||20 January 1937||20 September 1937||Sunk 16 July 1945 by USS Baya at Java Sea.|
|Sagi (鷺?)||Harima Shipbuilding Yard||30 January 1937||31 July 1937||Sunk 8 November 1944 by USS Gunnel W of Luzon.|
|Hato (鳩?)||Tōkyō-Ishikawajima Shipbuilding Yard||25 January 1937||7 August 1937||Sunk 16 October 1944 by aircraft at Hong Kong.|
|Cancelled in 1937.|
- Ōtori was 1,012 tons for battle condition.
- Kari was equipped 2 × 25 mm AA guns.
- 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.39 Japanese Torpedo Boats, Ushio Shobō (Japan), May 1980, Book code 68343-40
- Japanese "Otori" Class Torpedo Boats
- Japanese Torpedo Boats: Tabular Movement Records (TROMs)
- Japanese Torpedo Boats