Hatsuharu Class





Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

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Standard Displacement: 1,680 tons
Complement: 228

Length: 359'3"
Beam: 32'9"
Draught: 10'

Armament:
(1933-1943)
5-5"/50cal
4-25mm
9-24" torpedo tubes
(1943-1945)
4-5"/50cal
14-25mm
9-24" torpedo tubes

Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 3 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 42,000=35 knots
Oil: 400 tons
Radius: 4,000 miles @ 15 knots


Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Ariake Kawasaki, Kobe 1/14/33 9/23/34 3/25/34 sunk, 7/28/43
Hatsuharu Sasebo NY 5/4/31 2/27/33 9/30/33 sunk, 11/13/44
Hatsushimo Uraga, Tokyo 1/31/33 11/4/33 9/27/34 sunk, 7/30/45
Nenohi Uraga, Tokyo 12/15/31 12/22/32 9/30/33 sunk, 7/4/42
Wakaba Sasebo NY 12/21/31 3/18/34 10/31/34 sunk, 10/25/44
Yugure Maizuru NY 4/9/33 5/8/34 3/30/35 sunk, 7/20/43

Notes: Construction of these ships delayed due to stability problems in the original design. In 1943
surviving ships had No.2 5" turret removed and replaced with 25mm

NAMES:
Ariake -Dawn
Hatsuharu -First Day of Spring
Hatsushimo -First Frost of the Year
Nenohi - New Years Day
Wakaba -Young Leaves
Yugure - Evening Rain