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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

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HARUSAME destroyers (1903-1905)

Murasame 1905

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
朝霧 <Asagiri>   Yokosuka K K 4/1902 15/4/1903 9/1903 minesweeper 4/1922, stricken 4/1923
春雨 <Harusame>   Yokosuka K K 2/1902 31/10/1902 6/1903 wrecked 24/11/1911
速鳥 <Hayatori>   Yokosuka K K 4/1902 12/3/1903 8/1903 sunk 3/9/1904
村雨 <Murasame>   Yokosuka K K 3/1902 29/11/1902 7/1903 minesweeper 4/1922, stricken 4/1923
有明 <Ariake>   Kure K K 6/1904 17/12/1904 3/1905 stricken 4/1925
霰 <Arare>   Kure K K 10/1904 5/4/1905 5/1905 stricken 4/1924
吹雪 <Fubuki>   Kure K K 9/1904 21/1/1905 2/1905 stricken 4/1924

  

Displacement normal, t

375

Displacement full, t

435

Length, m

71.4 oa 69.2 pp

Breadth, m

6.57

Draught, m

1.83

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

coal 100

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 4 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

55

Ship project history: First Japanese-built destroyers, built under the 1896-97 Post-war program to Thornycroft preliminary design. The project was developed on base of Shirakumo, the basic differences consisted in application of new Kampon type boilers, that, in turn, has led to necessity to increase a hull beam. Besides, Japanese have sacrificed speed in favour of hull strength raise.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Harusame was badly damaged 27/5/1905 at Tsushima by Russian gunfire, repaired, lost 24/11/1911 during a storm in Sea of Japan (45 dead). Hayatori was sunk 3/9/1904 on Russian mine 2nm off Lun Wan Tan (Port Arthur).

Murasame

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14