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Ship History
Built in Tokyo. Assigned to Desrn 11. Assigned to Commander Masao. Assigned to Desdive 32, Desron 11, First Fleet. Then reassigned to Desron 2, Second Fleet.

On October 15-20, 1943 escorted troop transports from Saeki to Truk. Next on October 22-24, 1944 did another troop transport from Truk to Ponape and returned to Truk.

On November 3-7, 1943 departed Truk escorting Heavy Cruiser group to Rabaul. Detached on November 4 to escort Nissho Maru, then escorted back to Truk. During November 7-10, 1943 to Rabaul.

Sinking History
On November 11, 1943 while at Rabaul, sunk by U. S. Navy aircraft. Reportedly, this destroyer suffered a direct bomb hit while loading torpedoes near mouth of Simpson Harbor. The explosion blew up the destroyer and caused it to immediately sink, killing 148 aboard including Commander Kamiyama.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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