Japanese Destroyer Tokitsukaze

Japanese Destroyer Tokitsukaze

Tokitsukaze (時津風, lit. “favorable wind”?) was the tenth 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).

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Japanese Destroyer Tokitsukaze - Operational History
... At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Tokitsukaze, was assigned to Destroyer Division 16 (Desdiv 16), and a member of Destroyer Squadron 2 (Desron 2) of the IJN 2nd Fleet, and had deployed from Palau ... In early 1942, Tokitsukaze participated in the invasion of the Netherlands East Indies, escorting the invasion forces for Menado, Kendari and Ambon in January, and the invasion forces ... At the end of the month, Tokitsukaze deployed from Ambon for the invasion of Western New Guinea ...

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