Japanese destroyer Hakaze


Japanese destroyer Hakaze

"Hakaze" ( "Wind from a Wing Stroke", "Following Wind", or "Wind Dancing in Branches") [ cite web
url= http://www.combinedfleet.com/ijnnames.htm
title= Japanese Warship Names
publisher= Combinedfleet.com
accessdate= 2008-05-23
] was a "Minekaze"-class destroyer, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy immediately following World War I. Advanced for their time, these ships served as first-line destroyers throughout the 1920s and 1930s until gradually replaced by newer types.

In 1942 "Sawakaze" performed patrol and convoy escort duties in the southwest Pacific. On 23 January 1943, escorting seaplane tender "Akitsushima" from Kavieng, New Ireland, "Hakaze" was torpedoed and sunk by USS "Guardfish" (SS-217) 15 miles southwest of Kavieng (coord|02|47|S|150|38|E |region:PG-NIK |display=title,inline).

References

*cite web
url= http://www.combinedfleet.com/hakaze_t.htm
title= IJN Hakaze: Tabular Record of Movement
last= Nevitt | first= Allyn D.
year= 1997 |month= | work= Long Lancers | publisher= Combinedfleet.com
accessdate= 2008-05-23


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