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Super Akizuki-class destroyer

Class overview
NameSuper Akizuki class
Operators Imperial Japanese Navy
Preceded by
Planned16 (1941) + 7 (1942)
Cancelled23
General characteristics
TypeDestroyer
Displacement
  • 3,030 tons standard;
  • 3,580 tons trial
Length440 ft 3 in (134.19 m) (overall)
Beam39 ft 4 in (11.99 m)
Draught13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)
Depth23 ft 9 in (7.24 m)
Speed36.7 knots (68.0 km/h)
Range8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h)
Armament

The Super Akizuki-class destroyer (超秋月型駆逐艦 or 改秋月型駆逐艦, Chō Akizuki-class or Kai Akizuki-class) were a projected class of destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), developed during the Second World War. The intention was to develop a faster destroyer based on the Akizuki class. The IJN Technical Department (艦政本部, Kansei-hombu) gave them the project number V7. However, the project was cancelled with none of the proposed ships being completed, because of the continued Japanese defeats.

Ships in class

Ship Ship # Note
16 destroyers 770 to 785 Re-planned to 16 of Akizuki class (Ship # 5061-5076) on 30 June 1942.
Kitakaze (北風)
Hayakaze (早風)
Natsukaze (夏風)
Fuyukaze (冬風)
Hatsunatsu (初夏)
Hatsuaki (初秋)
Hayaharu (早春)
5077
5078
5079
5080
5081
5082
5083
Converted from Super Shimakaze class, cancelled on 9 June 1944

Books

  • Rekishi Gunzo, History of Pacific War Vol.23 Akizuki class destroyers, Gakken (Japan), 1999, ISBN 4-05-602063-9
  • The Maru Special, Japanese Naval Vessels No.19 Destroyer Asashio class/Akizuki class, Ushio Shobō (Japan), 1978, Book code 8343-7
  • Collection of writings by Sizuo Fukui Vol.5, Stories of Japanese Destroyers, Kōjinsha (Japan) 1993, ISBN 4-7698-0611-6



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