(DD) Kagero Class

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(DD) Kagero Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:03 am

Specifications:

Displacement: 2,000 long tons (2,032 t) standard
2,500 long tons (2,540 t) battle condition
Length: 118.50 m (388 ft 9 in) full,
116.20 m (381 ft 3 in) waterline
Beam: 10.80 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.76 m (12 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 3 × Kampon water tube boilers,
2 × Kanpon impulse turbines,
2 × shafts, 52,000 shp
Speed: 35.5 knots (40.9 mph; 65.7 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Complement: 239 (Kagerō, 1939)

Armament:

Armament:

(Kagerō, 1939)
6 × 127 mm L/50 3rd Year Type guns
4 x 25 mm Type 96 AA guns,
2 x IV Type 92 torpedo tubes
(16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes),
18 × Type 95 depth charges,
2 x paravanes

(Kagerō, 1943)
6 × 127 mm L/50 3rd Year Type guns
8 x 25 mm Type 96 AA guns,
2 x IV Type 92 torpedo tubes
(16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes),
18 × Type 95 depth charges,

(Yukikaze, July 1944)
4 × 127 mm L/50 3rd Year Type guns
24 x 25 mm Type 96 AA guns,
4 x 13 mm Type 95 AA guns,
2 x IV Type 92 torpedo tubes
(16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes),
36 × Type 2 or Type 3 depth charges

(Yukikaze, April 1945)
4 × 127 mm L/50 3rd Year Type guns
27 x 25 mm Type 96 AA guns,
4 x 13 mm Type 95 AA guns,
2 x IV Type 92 torpedo tubes
(16 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes),
36 × Type 2 or Type 3 depth charges

History:

The Kagerō class destroyers (陽炎型駆逐艦,, Kagerō-gata Kuchikukan?) were a class of ships in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. There were 19 ships total in the class. The IJN called them Destroyer Type-A (甲型駆逐艦,, Kō-gata Kuchikukan?) from their plan name.

Find this and more information at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kager%C5%8D_class_destroyer
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