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  Amagiri 天霧
IJN
Fubuki class destroyer

2,050 tons
378' 3" x 34' x 10' 6"

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IJN 1930s

Ship History
Amagiri (天霧 "Misty Rain"). Laid down at the Ishikawajima dockyard at Tokyo, Japan on November 28, 1928, launched February 27, 1930 and commissioned November 10, 1930.

Amagiri took part in combat training in the early 1930s. In 1934 she was slightly damaged in a storm along with several other Imperial Japanese Navy ships in the Korea Strait. This destroyer took part in the Second Sino-Japanese War in the late 1930s and was assigned to the 20th Destroyer Division.

Wartime History
Participated in the successful Japanese landing at Songkhla, Thailand in December 1941. In January 1942, she engaged two British destroyers off the coast of Malaya and sank HMS Thanet. In February 1942, the Amagiri supported Japanese landings in Java. In April 1942, the Amagiri was assigned to the Southern Group of the Supporting Force in Operation C which was a major raid on allied shipping along the east coast of India.

On 6 April 1942, the Amagiri, along with the cruisers Mikuma and Mogami sank three allied merchant ships along the Indian coast. Later in the spring of 1942, she was assigned to Admiral Yamamoto's main body at the Battle of Midway.

The ship was transferred to the Solomon Islands after the American landings on Tulagi and Guadalcanal. Active during the Battle of Guadalcanal, Central Solomons campaign and participated in the Battle of Kula Gulf.

On August 2, 1943 Amagiri was on a night "Tokyo Express" high speed transport run. While returning via the Blackett Strait bound for Vila, she rammed PT-109 at roughly 1:30am.

On October 13, 1943 DesRon 2's destroyer-transports Amagiri, Naganami, Yunagi, Uzuki and Yuzuki transport troops to Bougainville.

PARTIAL HISTORY

Sinking History
On April 20, 1944 departed Sinapore Harbor escorting Aoba and Oi bound for Davao. While steaming in the Makassar Straigt roughly 55 miles south of Balikpapan, Amagiri struck a sea mine, casualties unknown and sank in two hours.

Rescue
The surviving crew was rescued by Aoba.

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Last Updated
April 21, 2018

 

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