Japanese Destroyer Hatsukaze

Japanese Destroyer Hatsukaze

Hatsukaze (初風, lit. “First Wind”?) was the seventh vessel to be commissioned in the 19-vessel Kagerō-class destroyers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the late-1930s under the Circle Three Supplementary Naval Expansion Program (Maru San Keikaku). She survived four major fleet actions against the Allies, but was finally sunk in November 1943 after being damaged through collision with a Japanese cruiser.

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... in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, Hatsukaze collided with the cruiser Myōkō ... Hatsukaze and the light cruiser Sendai were sunk (at position 06°01′S 153°58′E / 6.017°S 153.967°E / -6.017 153.967Coordinates 06°01′S 153°58 ... Hatsukaze was removed from the navy list on 5 January 1944 ...

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