Asashio Class


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo


Standard Displacement: 1,961 tons
Complement: 228

Length: 388'
Beam: 34'
Draught: 12'

Armament:
6-5"/50cal
4-25mm
8-24" torpedo tubes
(1943-45)
4-5"/50cal
22-25mm
8-24" torpedo tubes

Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 3 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 50,000=35 knots
Oil: 400 tons
Radius: 5,000 miles @ 15 knots


Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Arare Maizuru NY 3/5/37 11/16/37 4/15/38 sunk, 7/5/42
Arashio Kawasaki, Kobe 10/1/35 5/26/37 4/15/38 sunk, 3/3/43
Asagumo Kawasaki, Kobe 12/23/36 11/5/37 3/31/38 sunk, 10/25/44
Asashio Sasebo NY 9/7/35 12/16/36 8/31/37 sunk, 3/3/43
Kasumi Uraga, Tokyo 12/1/36 11/18/37 6/28/38 sunk, 4/7/45
Michishio Fujinagata,Osaka 11/5/35 3/15/37 10/31/37 sunk, 10/25/44
Minegumo Fujinagata, Osaka 3/22/36 11/4/37 4/30/38 sunk, 3/5/43
Natsugumo Sasebo NY 7/1/36 5/26/37 2/10/38 sunk, 11/11/42
Oshio Maizuru NY 8/5/36 4/19/37 10/31/37 sunk, 2/20/43
Yamagumo Fujinagata, Osaka 11/4/36 7/24/37 1/15/38 sunk, 10/25/44

Note: In 1943 surviving ships had No.2 5" turret removed and replaced with 25mm

NAMES:
Arare -Hail
Arashio - Rough Tide
Asagumo -White Clouds in the Morning
Asashio -Morning Tide
Kasumi -Haze (Mist of Flowers)
Michishio -Tide Running Full
Minegumo -White Clouds at the Mountain Peak
Natsugumo - White Clouds in Summer
Oshio - High Tide
Yamagumo -White Clouds in the Hills