Yūgumo class, DESTROYERS, 駆逐艦
 
IJN Destroyer DD-116 "Yūgumo"
Displacement: 2,520 t (2,077 t Std)Machinery: 3 boilers, 2 shafts  DP Guns: 3×2×5 in (127 mm)/50
Max Length: 390 ft 6 in 119.03 mMax Power: 52,000 hp 38 776 kW AA Guns: 2×2×.98 in (25 mm)
Beam: 35 ft 5 in 10.8 mMax Speed: 35.5 kts 65.7 km/h Torpedo Battery: 2×4×24 in (610 mm) tubes      
Draght: 12 ft 4 in 3.76 mRange: 5,000 nm 9 260 km Depth Charges: 4 throwers, 36 charges
Complement: 225 officers and enlisted Bunkerage: 500 t fuel oil Sensors: Sonar

   * Armament as during the Battle of Midway (June 1942).

The Yūgumo class represented the ultimate refinement of the “Special Type” destroyer begun in the late 1920s with the venerable Fubuki. Though the preceding Kagerō class is generally considered the top of this line, the Yūgumos incorporated some significant improvements over even that classic type. In appearance nineteen Yūgumo class destroyers were almost identical to the Kagerōs, but a modified bridge design to lessen wind resistance and improve stability gave them a more streamlined and handsome appearance.

Their main armament of eight 24 in (610 mm) torpedo tubes in two quadruple centerline mounts carried Type 93 “Long Lance” torpedoes, and six 5 in (127 mm) dual purpose guns was the same as the previous classes, but the guns were mounted in the new Type D twin splinter-proof turrets capable of 75° elevations as opposed to Kagero's 55°. As with most pre-WWII ships, Yūgumos were deficient in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine weaponry as designed—four .98 in (25 mm) autocannons in two twin mounts and four depth charge throwers respectively.

Three Yūgumo class destroyers (DD-116 Yūgumo, DD-117 Makikumo, DD-118 Kazekumo) took part in the Battle of Midway as Destroyer Division 10 of Destroyer Squadron 10, the destroyer screen of First Mobile Force.

 

Ship Builder Laid Down    Launched    Commisioned    Fate
 DD-116 夕雲 Yūgumo Naval Arsenal, Maizuru 12 Jun 1940   16 Mar 1941     5 Jan 1941   Sunk in action   6 Oct 1943
 DD-117 巻雲 Makikumo Fujinagata Shipbuilding 13 Dec 1940     5 Nov 1941   14 Mar 1942     Sunk in action   1 Feb 1943
 DD-118 風雲 Kazekumo Uraga Dock Company 23 Dec 1940   26 Sep 1941   28 Mar 1942   Sunk by mine   8 Jun 1944
 DD-119 長波 Naganami Fujinagata Shipbuilding   5 Apr 1941     5 Mar 1941   30 Jun 1942   Sunk in action 11 Nov 1944
 DD-120 巻波 Makinami Naval Arsenal, Maizuru 11 Apr 1941   27 Nov 1941     8 Aug 1942   Sunk in action 25 Nov 1943
 DD-121 高波 Takanami Uraga Dock Company 29 May 1941   16 Mar 1942   31 Aug 1942   Sunk in action 30 Nov 1942
 DD-122 大波 Ōnami Fujinagata Shipbuilding 15 Nov 1941   13 Aug 1942   29 Dec 1942   Sunk in action 25 Nov 1943
 DD-123 清波 Kiyonami Uraga Dock Company 15 Sep 1941   17 Aug 1942   25 Jan 1943     Sunk in action 20 Jul 1943
 DD-124 玉波 Tamanami Fujinagata Shipbuilding 16 Mar 1942   26 Jan 1942   30 Apr 1943   Sunk in action   7 Jul 1944
 DD-126 涼波 Suzunami Uraga Dock Company 27 Mar 1942   26 Jan 1942   27 Jul 1943   Sunk in action 11 Nov 1943
 DD-127 藤波 Fujinami Fujinagata Shipbuilding 25 Aug 1942   20 Apr 1943   31 Jul 1943   Sunk in action 27 Oct 1944
 DD-340  早波 Hayanami Naval Arsenal, Maizuru 15 Jan 1942   19 Dec 1942   31 Jul 1943   Sunk in action   7 Jun 1944
 DD-341 濱波 Hamanami Naval Arsenal, Maizuru 28 Apr 1942   18 Apr 1943   15 Oct 1943   Sunk in action 11 Nov 1944
 DD-342 沖波 Okinami Naval Arsenal, Maizuru   5 Aug 1942   18 Jul 1943   10 Dec 1943     Sunk in action 13 Nov 1944
 DD-343 岸波 Kishinami Uraga Dock Company 29 Aug 1942   19 Aug 1943     3 Dec 1943   Sunk in action   4 Dec 1944
 DD-344 朝霜 Asashimo Fujinagata Shipbuilding 21 Jan 1943   18 07 1943   27 11 1943   Sunk in action   7 Apr 1945
 DD-345 早霜 Hayashimo Naval Arsenal, Maizuru 20 Jan 1943   20 Oct 1943   20 Feb 1944   Sunk in action 26 Oct 1944
 DD-346 秋霜 Akishimo Fujinagata Shipbuilding   3 May 1943     5 Jan 1943   11 Mar 1944   Sunk in action 13 Nov 1944
 DD-347 清霜 Kiyoshimo Uraga Dock Company 16 Mar 1943   29 Feb 1944   15 May 1944   Sunk in action 26 Dec 1944