Yubari Class


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 2,890 tons
Complement: 328

Length: 463’
Beam: 39’6”
Draught: 12’

Armament:
(1923-43)
6-5.5”/50cal
1-3”/40cal
2-13mm
4-24” torpedo tubes

(1943-44)
4-5.5”/50cal
1-4.7”/45cal
25-25mm
4-24” torpedo tubes

Armor: 2” side

Machinery: 3 shaft Mitsubishi-Parsons turbines
Boilers: 8 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 57,900=35 knots
Oil: 210 tons
Radius: 5,500 miles @ 10 knots

Ships in Class:

Yubari
Meaning: River in Hokkaido originating at Mt Yubari
Builder: Sasebo Kaigun Kosho
Ordered: sho gata junyokan 1917
Laid Down: 6/5/22
Launched: 3/5/23
Completed: 7/31/23
Fate: sunk, 4/27/44
Fleet Assignments:
DesRon 6 9/41-7/42
2nd Surface Escort Force 7/42-4/43
Eighth Fleet 4/43-12/43
DesRon 3 12/43-4/44
Wartime Commanders:

Service Notes:
9/20/19 Name Ayase, selected
12/23/23 Renamed Yubari
7/5/43 light damage from mine
12/19/43 Major refit #1 and #4 5.5" removed and 1 4.7" added
4/28/44 sunk at 1015hrs by USS Bluegill (SS-242) 35 miles east of Sonsorol Island
(05.38N 131.45E) 19 dead