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Yugumo Class Destroyer

390' 11" x 35' 5" x 12' 4"
6 × 5 in (127 mm) guns,
up to 28 × 25 mm AA guns,
up to 4 × 13 mm AA guns,
8 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedo tubes,
36 depth charges

Ship History
Makinami means "Overflowing Waves" (Rolling Wave). Built August 18, 1942.

On February 23, 1943 Makinami picked up Pfc Arthur Mirarchi who accidentally bailed out of B-17F "Georgia Peach" 41-24454 over the target from the sea south of Tavurvur and transported the prisoner to Rabaul.

Sinking History
On the night of November 24-25, 1943 on a troop evacuation run to Buka, she was sunk in the Battle of Cape St. George, sunk November 25, 1943 roughly halfway between Buka and New Ireland.

IJN Makinami: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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