Friday, January 16, 2009

ijn destroyer yudachi

plan of ijn destroyer yudachi
The Yudachi was a Imperial Japanese Navy Shiratsuyu-class destroyer. Her name means "Evening Thunder Shower in Summer"..On the night of 12–13 November 1942, in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Yudachi escorted the Bombardment Force of Rear Admiral Abe Hiroaki. The lead ship in the formation at beginning of battle, Yudachi had to swerve to avoid U.S. ships, then torpedoed USS Portland (CA-33). After being disabled by gunfire of the U.S. cruiser-destroyer group, 207 survivors were removed by Samidare,The abandoned hulk was sunk by accurate 203mm gunfire of Heavy cruiser USS Portland (CA-33); Captain Lawarence T BuBose, CO - torpedoed starbord side in the stern - rudder and screws damaged, 16 killer and 2 wounded, the following morning, while steaming in a circle due to rudder damage she fired 3 8" salvos and sank the Japanese Destroyer Yudachi with the third one
Displacement: 1,980 long tons
Length: 107.5 m
Beam: 9.9 m
Draft: 3.5 m
Speed: 34 knots (39 mph; 63 km/h)
Complement: 180
Armament: • 5 × 5 inch (130 mm)/ 50 caliber DP guns
• up to 21 × 25 mm AA guns
• up to 4 × 13 mm AA guns
• 8 × 24 inch (610 mm) torpedo tubes
• 16 depth charges


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