Kagero Class


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

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Standard Displacement: 2,033 tons
Complement: 240

Length: 388'6"
Beam: 35'6"
Draught: 12'4"

Armament:
6-5"/40cal
4-25mm
8-24" torpedo tubes


Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 3 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 52,000=35 knots
Oil: 400 tons
Radius: 5,000 miles @ 15 knots

Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Amatsukaze Maizuru 12/14/38 10/19/39 10/26/40 sunk, 4/6/45
Arashi Maizuru 5/4/39 4/22/40 1/27/41 sunk, 8/7/43
Hagikaze Uraga,Tokyo 5/23/39 6/18/40 3/31/41 sunk, 8/7/43
Hamakaze Uraga,Tokyo 11/20/39 11/25/40 6/30/41 sunk, 4/7/45
Hatsukaze Kawasaki,Kobe 12/3/37 1/24/39 12/15/40 sunk, 11/2/43
Hayashio Uraga,Tokyo 6/30/38 4/19/39 8/31/40 sunk, 11/24/42
Isokaze Sasebo NY 11/25/38 6/19/39 11/20/40 sunk, 4/7/45
Kagero Maizuru 9/3/37 9/27/38 11/6/39 sunk, 5/8/43
Kuroshio Fujinagata,Osaka 8/31/37 10/25/38 1/2/40 sunk, 5/8/43
Maikaze Fujinagata,Osaka 4/22/40 3/15/41 7/15/41 sunk, 2/17/44
Natsushio Fujinagata,Osaka 12/9/37 2/23/39 8/31/40 sunk, 2/9/42
Nowaki Maizuru 11/8/39 6/17/40 4/28/41 sunk, 10/26/44
Oyashio Maizuru 3/29/38 11/29/39 8/20/40 sunk, 5/8/43
Shiranuhi Uraga,Tokyo 8/30/37 6/28/38 12/20/39 sunk, 10/27/44
Tanikaze Fujinagata,Osaka 10/18/39 11/1/40 4/25/41 sunk, 6/9/44
Tokitsukaze Uraga,Tokyo 2/20/39 11/10/39 2/15/40 sunk, 3/3/43
Urakaze Fujinagata,Osaka 4/11/39 4/19/40 12/15/40 sunk, 11/21/44
Yukikaze Sasebo NY 8/2/38 3/24/39 1/20/40 China, 7/6/47

Note: Akigumo of the Yugumo class was most probably built to Kagero class plans. In mid 1943, the
surviving ships had No.2 5" turret removed and replaced with six 25mm

NAMES:
Amatsukaze-Heavenly Breeze
Arashi-Gale (Rough Tide)
Hagikaze-Breeze through the Clover
Hamakaze-Breeze from the Beach
Hatsukaze-Early Breeze
Hayashio-Fast running Tide
Isokaze-Breeze along the Shore
Kagero-Gossamer Haze
Kuroshio-Black Tide (Japanese Current)
Maikaze-Wind through the Rice
Natsushio-Summer Tide
Nowaki-Strong Autumn Breeze
Oyashio-Parent Tide
Shiranuhi-Unknown Fires (Phosperance)
Tanikaze-Breeze through the Valley
Tokitsukaze-Fair Breeze
Urakaze-Wind from the Bay
Yukikaze-Snowstorm