Wakatake class destroyer

Wakatake class destroyer

Naming History

The IJN originally provided numerical designations to every ship, as a result of the large number of warship the IJN expected to build through the Eight-eight fleet plan. However, the bland numerical designation brought a bad reputation from the officers and crews. The IJN abolished the numerical designation of all destroyers on August 1928, reverting to naming conventions.


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*Daiji Katagiri, "Ship Name Chronicles of the Imperial Japanese Navy Combined Fleet", Kōjinsha (Japan), June 1988, ISBN 4-7698-0386-9

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