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  Fubuki 吹雪
IJN
Fubuki-class destroyer

1,750 Tons (standard)
2,050 Tons (rebuilt)
388.5' x 34' 1" x 10' 6"
118.41m x 10.4m x 3.2m
6 x (3x2) 127mm guns
22 x 25mm AA
10 x 13mm AA
9 x 24" torpedo tubes
36 x depth charges

Ship History
Built by in Naval Arsenal in Japan. Laid down June 19, 1926 as destroyer no. 35. Launched November 15, 1927. Commissioned August 10, 1928 in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as Fubuki 吹雪 meaning "Blizzard" under the command of captain Lieutenant Commander Shizuo Yamashita.

PARTIAL HISTORY

Sinking History
On October 11, 1942 during the Battle of Cape Esperance sunk by gunfire from U. S. Navy (USN) cruiser and destroyers off Cape Esperance at roughly Lat 09°06′S Long 159°38′E. Killed In Action was captain, Lieutenant Commander Shizuo Yamashita was killed in action. Fubuki was officially removed from the Navy list on November 15, 1942.

Fates of the Crew
Afterwards, 109 survivors from Fubuki were rescued by USS McCalla (DD-488) and the destroyer/minesweepers USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Trever (DD-339).

References
Combined Fleet - IJN Fubuki: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
August 18, 2018

 

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