Ship ClassMomo-class Destroyer
BuilderMaizuru Naval Arsenal
Laid Down15 Mar 1916
Launched1 Dec 1916
Commissioned31 Mar 1917
Sunk10 Oct 1944
Displacement848 tons standard; 1,100 tons full
Length281 feet
Beam25 feet
Draft8 feet
MachineryFour heavy oil-fired boilers, geared steam turbines, two shafts
Power Output16,700 shaft horsepower
Speed31 knots
Range2,400nm at 15 knots
Armament3x4.7in QF guns, 2x6.5mm machine guns, 2x3x53cm torpedo tubes


ww2dbaseKashi entered Japanese Navy service in the final phases of WW1 and served in the Mediterranean Sea, based in Malta. In 1937, Japan transferred Kashi to the puppet state of Manchukuo, which renamed her Haiwei and made her the flagship of the Manchukuo navy. In 1942, as Japan required additional shipping due to war demands, she reacquired the ship. Renamed yet again, destroyer Kari served in convoy escort duties, among other tasks. In Oct 1944, while off Okinawa, Japan, she was sunk by carrier aircraft of US Navy Task Force 38.

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15 Mar 1916 The keel of destroyer Kashi was laid down at Maizuru Naval Arsenal, Japan.
1 Dec 1916 Destroyer Kashi was launched at Maizuru Naval Arsenal, Japan.
31 Mar 1917 Destroyer Kashi was completed and entered Japanese naval service.
1 May 1937 Japanese destroyer Kashi was transferred to the Manchukuo Navy and was renamed Haiwei. She would serve as Manchukuo's flag ship.
29 Jun 1942 Manchukuo transferred destroyer Haiwei to Japan. The ship was reclassified as an auxiliary escort and was renamed Kari.
10 Oct 1944 Auxiliary escort Kari was sunk by US Task Force 38 carrier aircraft off Okinawa, Japan.

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