japanese Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍 IJN Yugiri (+1943)
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nationality japanese
purpose war
type destroyer
subtype/class Fubuki class destroyer
Fubuki class destroyer Fubuki IJN (+1942)
propulsion steam
date built
weight (tons) 2090  disp (surf)
dimensions 115.3 x 10.4 x 3.2 m
material steel
engine dual shaft Kanpon geared turbines, 3 to 4 boilers
armament 6 × Type 3 127 mm/50 cal guns (3×2), 2 ×Type 93 13mm mg (2×1), 9 × 610 mm/24" T.T. (3×3), 18 × Type 91 torpedoes, 18 × depth charges
power 50000  h.p.
speed 38  knots
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cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 25/11/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Imperial Japanese Navy - IJN - 大日本帝国海軍
captain Otsuji
complement 197~219
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entered 16/05/2008
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last update 26/07/2012
Lettens Jan16/05/2008
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Lettens Jan26/07/2012On November 25th 1943, the Battle of Cape St. George is fought during the early hours as the five ships of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Captain Arleigh A. Burke) intercept five Japanese destroyers (Captain Kagawa Kiyoto) off Cape St. George, New Ireland.

Charles Ausburne (DD-570), Claxton (DD-571), and Dyson (DD-572) sink Onami with torpedoes and Yugiri with gunfire. Onami blew up and sank with all hands, including Captain Kagawa Kiyoto. 278 survivors from Yugiri were rescued by I-177 and 11 by I-181. Lieutenant Commander Otsuji killed in action.

The same three U.S. ships, joined by Spence (DD-512) and Converse (DD-509), sink Makinami with torpedoes and gunfire and damage Uzuki. 28 survivors of Makinami later reached shore in a boat, but Commander Hitomi was killed in action. DESRON 23 suffers no damage.
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[1] combinedfleet.com
[2] Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII

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