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  Kiyoshimo (清霜)
Yūgumo Class Destroyer

2,520 Tons
390' 11" x 35' 5" x 12' 4"
6 x 127mm guns
28 x 25mm AA guns
4 x 13mm AA guns
8 x 24" torpedo tubes
36 depth charges

Ship History
Named "Clear Frost".

Wartime History
On October 24, 1944 this destroyer rescued survivors of the Musashi.

Sinking History
On December 26, 1944, part of a bombardment force bound for San Jose. Targeted by two USAAF B-25s, this destroyer was crippled by two direct bomb hits during its approach to Mindoro. Damaged, this destoyer was finished off by a torpedo fired by PT-223 and sank 145 miles (270 km) south of Manila at roughly 12°20′N 121°0′E. During the sinking, 82 were killed and 74 injured.

Asashimo rescued 169 survivors, including Captain Shiraishi Nagayoshi and Lieutenant Commander Kajimoto. Attacking PT boats rescued five others.

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Last Updated
January 10, 2018


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