Minekaze class 1st class destroyers



Minekaze

Displacement1345t normal, 1650t full load
Length97.5m pp, 102.6m oa
Width9.0m
Draught2.9m
Machinery2-shaft geared turbine, 4 boilers, 38,500shp
Fueloil 395t
Speed39kt
Range3600nm/14kt
Armament4-12cm/45cal gun, 2-7.7mm MG, 6-53cm TT (2x3), 20 mines
Complement148



Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
MinekazeFY1917Maizuru NYd1918. 4.201919. 2. 81920. 5.29DD11944. 2.10 sunk
(torpedoed, E of Taiwan)
[23.12N, 121.30E]
1944. 3.31 disc
SawakazeFY1917Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1918. 1. 71919. 1. 71920. 3. 6DD11945. 9.15 disc
1948 BU
OkikazeFY1917Maizuru NYd1919. 2.221919.10. 31920. 8.17DD11943. 1.10 sunk
(torpedoed, S of Yokosuka)
[35.02N, 140.12E]
1943. 3. 1 disc
ShimakazeFY1917Maizuru NYd1919. 9. 51920. 3.311920.11.15DD11940. 4. 1 PB-1
1943. 1.21 sunk
(torpedoed, W of Kavien)
[02.51S, 149.43E]
1943. 2.10 disc
NadakazeFY1917Maizuru NYd1920. 1. 91920. 6.261921. 9.30DD11940. 4. 1 PB-2
1945. 7.25 sunk
(torpedoed, Lombok Strait)
[07.06S, 115.42E]
1945. 9.30 disc
YakazeFY1917Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1918. 8.151920. 4.101920. 7.19DD11942. 7.20 TS
1945. 9.15 disc
HakazeFY1917Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1918.11.111920. 6.211920. 9.16DD11943. 1.23 sunk
(torpedoed, SW of Kavien)
[02.47S, 150.38E]
1943. 3. 1 disc
ShiokazeFY1917Maizuru NYd1920. 5.151920.10.221921. 7.29DD11945.10. 5 disc
1948 BU
AkikazeFY1917Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1920. 6. 71919.12.141920. 9.16DD11944.11. 3 sunk
(torpedoed, W of Luzon)
[16.48N, 117.17E]
1945. 1.10 disc
YukazeFY1918Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1920.12.141921. 4.281921. 8.24DD11945.10. 5 disc
1947. 8.14 to UK, BU
TachikazeFY1918Maizuru NYd1920. 8.181921. 3.311921.12. 5DD11944. 2.17 sunk
(air attack, Truk atoll)
[07.04N, 151.55E]
1944. 3.31 disc
HokazeFY1918Maizuru NYd1920.11.301921. 7.121921.12.22DD11944. 7. 6 sunk
(torpedoed, N of Celebes)
[03.24N, 125.28E]
1944. 9.10 disc
NokazeFY1918Maizuru NYd1921. 4.161921.10. 11922. 3.31DD11945. 2.20 sunk
(torpedoed, off Cam Ranh bay)
[12.48N, 109.38E]
1945. 4.10 disc
NamikazeFY1918Maizuru NYd1921.11. 71922. 6.241922.11.11DD11945.10. 5 disc
1947.10. 3 to Chi
NumakazeFY1918Maizuru NYd1921. 8.101922. 5.221922. 7.24DD11943.12.19 sunk
(torpedoed, SE of Okinawa)
[26.29N, 128.26E]
1944. 2. 5 disc



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