|Ship Class||Asashio-class Destroyer|
|Builder||Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kobe, Japan|
|Laid Down||23 Dec 1936|
|Commissioned||31 Mar 1938|
|Sunk||25 Oct 1943|
|Displacement||1,961 tons standard; 2,370 tons full|
|Machinery||2-shaft geared turbine, 3 boilers2-shaft geared turbine, 3 boilers|
|Power Output||50,000 shaft horsepower|
|Range||5700nm by 10kt, 960nm by 34kt|
|Armament||6x127mm/50cal DP (2x3), up to 28x25mm anti-aircraft, up to 4x13mm anti-aircraft, 8x61cm torpedo tube|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseAs a part of the 9th Destroyer Division, Asagumo participated in the early stages of the Pacific War. She sank the destroyer Electra at the Battle at the Java Sea. In Jun 1942, she participated in the Midway battle, and then headed toward the Solomon Islands, becoming the flagship of the 4th Torpedo Squadron in Nov 1942. She was involved in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea in Mar 1943. In Jul 1943, she assisted the evacuation of the Japanese garrison from Kiska Island in the Aleutian Islands. During the Battle of Surigao Strait in Oct 1944, a torpedo launched by American destroyer McDermut blew the bow off of Asagumo and sank her.
Last Major Revision: Mar 2007
Asagumo Operational Timeline
|31 Mar 1938||Asagumo was commissioned into service.|
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