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.

ource

*"Collection of writings by Sizuo Fukui Vol.5, Stories of Japanese Destroyers", Kōjinsha (Japan) 1993, ISBN 4-7698-0611-6
*"Model Art Ship Modelling Special No.17, Genealogy of Japanese Destroyers Part-1", Model Art Co. Ltd. (Japan), September 2005, Book code 08734-9
*"Model Art Extra No.340, Drawings of Imperial Japanese Naval Vessels Part-1", Model Art Co. Ltd. (Japan), October 1989, Book code 08734-10
*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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