Akizuki class 1st class destroyers



Akizuki (as completed)

Displacement2701t standard, 3430t trial, 3700t full load
Length126.0m pp, 132.0m wl, 134.2m oa
Width11.60m
Draught4.15m
Machinery2-shaft geared turbine, 3 boilers, 52,000shp
Fueloil 1097t
Speed33kt
Range8300nm by 18kt
Armament8-10cm/65cal DP gun (2x4), 4-25mm AA, 4-61cm TT (4x1), 72 DCs (Suzutsuki 34)
Complement300



Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
AkizukiFY1939Maizuru NYd1940. 7.301941. 7. 21942. 6.11DD11944.10.25 sunk
(air attack, off Cape Engano)
[20.29N, 126.30E]
1944.12.10 disc
TeruzukiFY1939Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1940.11.131941.11.211942. 8.31DD11942.12.12 sunk
(action, off Guadalcanal)
[07.50S, 157.30E]
1943. 1.20 disc
SuzutsukiFY1939Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1941. 3.151942. 3. 91942.12.29DD11945.11.20 disc
1945 BU
HatsutsukiFY1939Maizuru NYd1941. 7.251942. 4. 31942.12.29DD11944.10.25 sunk
(action, off Cape Engano)
[20.24N, 126.20E]
1944.12.10 disc
NizukiFY1939Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1941.12. 81942. 6.291943. 3.31DD11943. 7. 6 sunk
(action, Central Solomons)
[07.57S, 157.12E]
1943. 9.10 disc
WakatsukiFY1939Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1942. 3. 91942.11.241943. 3.31DD11944.11.11 sunk
(air attack, Ormoc bay)
[10.50N, 124.35E]
1945. 1.10 disc
ShimotsukiFY1942Mitsubishi, Nagasaki1942. 7. 61943. 4. 71944. 3.31DD11944.11.25 sunk
(torpedoed, off Anambas Is.)
[02.21N, 107.20E]
1945. 1.10 disc
FuyuzukiFY1942Maizuru NYd1943. 5. 81944. 1.201944. 5.25DD11945.11.20 disc
1946. 2.25 Transport for retreat
1948 BU
HanatsukiFY1943Maizuru NYd1944. 2.101944.10.101944.12.26DD11945.10. 5 disc
1947. 8.28 to USA (DD-934)
1948 BU
YoizukiFY1943Uraga dock1943. 8.251944. 9.251945. 1.31DD11945.10. 5 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 8.29 to Chi
HarutsukiFY1942Sasebo NYd1943.12.231944. 8. 31944.12.28DD11945.10. 5 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 8.28 to USSR
NatsuzukiFY1943Sasebo NYd1944. 5. 11944.12. 21945. 4. 8DD11945.10. 5 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 9. 3 to UK
1948 BU
MichitsukiFY1941Sasebo NYd1945. 1. 3--1945. 3 suspended
1948 BU incompleted
KiyotsukiFY1943Maizuru NYd---Cancelled
OzukiFY1943Mitsubishi, Nagasaki---Cancelled
HazukiFY1943Maizuru NYd---Cancelled



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