Mutsuki file photo [1598]

Mutsuki-class Destroyer



This article refers to the entire Mutsuki-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe Mutsuki-class destroyers were improved from the Kamikaze-class destroyers, and were ordered under the 1923 fiscal budget. They were the first to be fitted with the newly developed 24-inch torpedoes, which they carried until the arrival of the Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedoes. They were modernized between 1936 and 1937 and then again between 1941 and 1942, which extended their useful lives as well as increasing their anti-aircraft and anti-submarine capabilities, thus allowing them to participate in the upcoming Pacific War. All of them saw significant use and combat in WW2, but none of them survived the war.

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Kikuzuki under salvage, focus on her forecastleKikuzuki under salvage, with USS Menominee (ATF-73) and a crane barge near herKikuzukiMutsuki off Shanghai, China, 1926, photo taken by USS Barker (DD-123)
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Kikuzuki under salvage, focus on her forecastle
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