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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
Yūgumo, also spelled Yugumo.

Wartime History

Sinking History
During the night of October 6, 1943 part of a destroyer force was sent to rescue the remaining Japanese from Horaniu on the northern tip of Vella Lavella Island. The force included destroyer-transports: Fumizuki, Matsukaze, and Yūnagi escorted by six destroyers: Akigumo, Isokaze, Kazagumo, Yūgumo, Shigure and Samidare. At 11:30pm, the Japanese force spotted three U. S. Navy (USN) destroyers: USS Selfridge (DD-357), USS Chevalier (DD-451) and USS O'Bannon approaching from Vella Gulf. During the Naval Battle of Vella Lavella, Yūgumo was hit and sunk.

IJN Yūgumo: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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