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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:29 pm

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Built by Maizuro Naval Arsenal, laid down 03 September 1937, launched 27 September 1938, completed 06 November 1939. Sunk 08 May 1943.
Destroyer type A, displacement 2033/2540 tons, Loa:118,51m. Lbpp:116,20m. B:10,80m. Draft:3,76m. 3 Kampon water tube boilers, 2 Kampon impulse turbines:52,000 hp. 2 shafts, 35 kn. range:5000 nm/18 kn. complement:239.
Armament 1939 6 × Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns (3×2) 4 × 25 mm Type 96 AA guns
8 × Type 92 torpedo tubes (2×4) 16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes, 18 × Type 95 depth charges, 2 × paravanes.
In 1943 6 × Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns (3×2) 8 × 25 mm Type 96 AA guns
8 × Type 92 torpedo tubes (2×4) 16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes, 18 × Type 95 depth charges, 2 × paravanes.

The Kageros or Type A destroyers were completed in 1939-41 and took full advantage of the lapse of the naval treaties. With Japan rapidly becoming a military oligarchy, they were constructed with little regard for financial restrictions as well. With the design going back to 1937, they drew upon every lesson learned from Japanese destroyer design through the Asashio class (which they very closely resembled).
Construction was welded internally, but riveting was retained for the outer shell. The machinery was of a new lightweight type with improved efficiency. The boilers had air preheat and operated at higher temperature and pressure than earlier designs.
Unsurprisingly, they were very powerful units with excellent firepower, strength, and range, lacking only somewhat in speed. They were superior to any Western destroyer of 1939.
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