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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

WAKATAKE destroyers (1922-1924)

Wakatake 1941

Asagao 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第2駆逐艦 <2-go>(No2) (ex-桔梗 <Kikyo>), 1928- 若竹 <Wakatake>   Kawasaki, Kobe 12/1921 24/7/1922 9/1922 sunk 30/3/1944
第4駆逐艦 <4-go>(No4) (ex-百合 <Yuri>), 1928- 呉竹 <Kuretake>   Kawasaki, Kobe 3/1922 21/10/1922 12/1922 sunk 30/12/1944
第6駆逐艦 <6-go>(No6) (ex-菖蒲 <Ayame>), 1928- 早苗 <Sanae>   Uraga, Tokyo 4/1922 15/2/1923 11/1923 sunk 18/11/1943
第8駆逐艦 <8-go>(No8) (ex-海棠 <Kaido>), 1928- 早蕨 <Sawarabi>   Uraga, Tokyo 1922 1/9/1923 7/1924 wrecked 5/12/1932
第10駆逐艦 <10-go>(No10) (ex-杜若 <Kakitsubata>), 1928- 朝顔 <Asagao>        Ishikawajima, Tokyo 3/1922 4/11/1922 5/1923 damaged 22/8/1945, never repaired
第12駆逐艦 <12-go>(No12) (ex-躑躅 <Tsutsuji>),1928- 夕顔 <Yugao>, 1942- 第46号哨戒艇 <46-go>(P46)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 5/1922 14/4/1923 5/1924 patrol escort 1942, sunk 10/11/1944
第16駆逐艦 <16-go>(No16) (ex-紫陽 <Ajisai>), 1928- 芙蓉 <Fuyo>   Fujinagata, Osaka 2/1922 23/9/1922 3/1923 sunk 20/12/1943
第18駆逐艦 <18-go>(No18) (ex-刈萱 <Karukaya>), 1928- 刈萱 <Karukaya>   Fujinagata, Osaka 5/1922 19/3/1923 8/1923 sunk 10/5/1944
第20駆逐艦 <20-go>(No20) (ex-沢瀉 <Omodoka>)   Kawasaki, Kobe 1922 --- --- cancelled 1922

  

Displacement standard, t

820

Displacement full, t

1100

Length, m

83.8 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

2.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

6-go, 8-go, 10-go, 12-go: Zoelly geared steam turbines, 3 Kampon boilers

2-go, 4-go, 16-go, 18-go: Curtis geared steam turbines, 3 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

21500

Max speed, kts

35.5

Fuel, t

oil 244

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(15)

Armament

3 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 20 mines, sweeps

Complement

110

 

 Ship project history: Ordered under the 1921 program, these ships represented increased Momi and became last 2nd class destroyers. A little big sizes at invariable machinery power have led to decrease in max speed on 0.5kts. Destroyers had minelaying and minesweeping equipment. It was planed to build 13 ships, but order on last five cancelled in 1922. 14-go Kijiko, 22-go Nadeshiko, 24-go Botan and 26-go Basho were cancelled before they were laid down.

   English numbers of converted patrols are begun from letter P (P46).

Modernizations: 1938, Wakatake, Sanae: solid ballast was added, standard displacement was 1131t, maximal speed was 31kts.

1940, Yugao: was converted to patrol escort. One boiler was removed, maximal speed was 18kts, engine power was 10000hp. Displacement was 930 / 1130 (normal)t; - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, mines, sweeps; + 4 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (60).

1941 - 1942, Wakatake, Kuretake, Sanae, Fuyo, Karukaya: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, mines, sweeps; + 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT (48)

1941 - 1942, Asagao: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, mines, sweeps; + 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT (48).

Naval service: Sawarabi was lost 5/12/1932 during a storm in 100nm NE off Keelung (Formosa Straits). Sanae 18/11/1943 was sunk in N part of Celebes Sea by American submarine Bluefish. Fuyo 20/12/1943 was sunk W off Manila by American submarine Puffer. Wakatake 30/3/1944 was sunk N off Palau by American carrier aircraft of TF.58. Karukaya 10/5/1944 was sunk NW off Luzon by American submarine Cod. 46 (ex-Yugao) 10/11/1944 was sunk SW off Yokosuka by American submarine Greenling. Kuretake 30/12/1944 was sunk SE off Formosa by American submarine Razorback. Asagao 22/8/1945 was hard damaged by mine and was not under repair.

 

12-go (later Yugao) 1926

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14