List of ships of the Japanese Navy


List of ships of the Japanese Navy

The following is the list of ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Medieval warships

* Atakebune, 16th century coastal battleships.
* Red seal ships - Around 350 armed sailships, commissioned by the Bakufu in the early 17th century, for Asian and South-East Asian trade.
* "San Buena Ventura" (1607) - Built by William Adams for Tokugawa Ieyasu. Crossed the Pacific in 1610.
* "San Juan Bautista" (1614) - One of Japan's first Western-style sail warships, transported the embassy of Hasekura Tsunenaga to America in 1614.

Early modern warships

Western-style sail warships

* "Shōhei Maru" (1854) - Japan's first post-seclusion Western-style sail warship.
* "Hou-Ou Maru" (1854)
* "Asahi Maru" (1856)

team warships

* "Kankō Maru" (1855), Japan's first steam warship.
* "Kanrin Maru" (1855) - Japan's first screw-driven steam warship
* "Chōyō" (1858)
* "Kaiyō Maru" (1866)
* "Kaiten"
* "Banryo"
* "Chogei"
* "Shinsoku"
* "Mikaho"
* "Yoharu"
* "Kasuga"
* "Chiyodagata" (1863), Japan's first domestically-built steam warship.
* "Hiryū"
* "Teibo"
* "Ryūjō" (1864)
*"Unyo"
*"Nisshin"

Corvettes and gunboats

* "Hiei" class
** "Hiei" (1877)
** "Kongō" (1877)
*"Amagi"
*"Tsukushi"
*"Kaimon"
*" Tenryū "
* "Katsuragi" class
** "Katsuragi"
** "Yamato"
** "Musashi"
* "Heien" (1882, ex-Chinese, captured 1895) - Armored gunboat

Battleships

* "Kōtetsu", (1864 - 1888) - Japan's first ironclad warship, later renamed "Azuma" {Ex-"CSS Stonewall"}
* "Fusō" (1877 - 1910)

* Battleship prizes of the First Sino-Japanese War :
** "Chin'en" (1882, ex-Chinese "Chen Yuen" (1895) – 1914)

* "Fuji"-class
** "Fuji" (1896 - 1948)
** "Yashima" (1896 - 1904)

* "Shikishima"-class
** "Shikishima" (1898 – 1948)
** "Hatsuse" (1899 – 1904)
* "Asahi" (1899 – 1942)
* "Mikasa" (1900 – Preserved)

* Battleship prizes of the Russo-Japanese War :
** "Iki" (1889, ex-Russian "Imperator Nikolai I") (1905 - 1915)
** "Tango" (1892, ex-Russian "Poltava") (1905 - 1923)
** "Sagami" (1898, ex-Russian "Peresviet")  (1905 - 1916)
** "Suwo" (1900, ex-Russian "Pobieda") (1905 - 1946)
** "Hizen" (1900, ex-Russian "Retvizan") (1905 - 1924)
** "Iwami" (1902, ex-Russian "Orel") (1905 - 1924)
** "Mishima" (1894, ex-Russian "Admiral Senyavin")  (1905 - 1936)
** "Okinoshima" (1896, ex-Russian "General-Admiral Graf Apraxin")  (1905 - 1925)

* "Katori"-class
** "Katori" (1905 - 1924)
** "Kashima" (1905 - 1924)

* "Satsuma"-class
** "Satsuma" (1906 – 1924)
** "Aki" (1907 - 1923)

* "Kawachi"-class
** "Kawachi" (1910 - 1918)
** "Settsu" (1911 - 1924)

* "Kongō"-classBattlecruisers rebuilt as fast battleships
** "Kongō" (1912 - 1944)
** "Hiei" (1912 - 1942)
** "Haruna" (1913 - 1945)
** "Kirishima" (1913 - 1942)

* "Fusō"-class
** "Fusō" (1914 – 1944)
** "Yamashiro" (1915 - 1944)

* "Ise"-class
** "Ise" (1916 - 1945)
** "Hyūga" (1917 - 1945)

* "Nagato"-class
** "Nagato" (1919 - 1946)
** "Mutsu" (1920 - 1943)

* Battleship prizes of World War I:
** ex-Turkish "Torgud Reis", ex-German "Weissenburg", assigned but not taken over) - BU 1938
** ex-German "Nassau" BU 1920
** ex-German "Oldenburg" - BU 1921

* "Kaga"-class
** "Kaga" (1921 - converted to an aircraft carrier)
** "Tosa" (cancelled 1922)
* "Yamato"-class
** "Yamato" (1940 - 1945)
** "Musashi" (1940 - 1944)
** "Shinano" (converted to an aircraft carrier)
** No.111 (cancelled 1942)
** No.797 (not started)

Aircraft carriers

*"Wakamiya" (1913)
*"Notoro" (1920)
*"Hōshō" (1921)
*"Kaga" (1921)
*"Akagi" (1925)
*"Ryūjō" (1931)
*"Ryuho" (1933)
*"Shinyo" (1934)
*"Sōryū"-class
**"Sōryū" (1935)
**"Hiryū" (1937)
*"Zuihō"-class
**"Shōhō" (1935)
**"Zuihō" (1936)
*"Chitose"-class
**"Chitose" (1936)
**"Chiyoda" (1937)
*"Kaiyo" (1938)
*"Shōkaku"-class
**"Shōkaku" (1939)
**"Zuikaku" (1939)
*"Hiyō"-class
**"Junyō" (1939)
**"Hiyō" (1939)
*"Taiyō"-class
**"Unyo" (1939)
**"Chuyo" (1939)
**"Taiyō" (1940)
*"Akitsu Maru"-class
**"Akitsu Maru" (1941)
**"Nigitsu Maru" (1942)
*"Taihō" (1943)
*"Unryū"-class
**"Amagi" (1943)
**"Unryū" (1943)
**"Katsuragi" (1944)
**"Kasagi" (not completed)
**"Aso" (not completed)
**"Ikoma" (not completed)
*"Shinano" (1944)
*"Shimane Maru"-class
**"Shimane Maru" (1944)
**"Otakisan Maru" (not completed)
*"Yamashiro Maru"-class
**"Yamashiro Maru" (1944)
**"Chigusa Maru" (not completed)
*"Kumano Maru" (1945)

Cruisers

Protected Cruisers

*ex-Chinese cruisers as prizes of First Sino-Japanese War
**"Saien" (1895-1904)
*"Izumi" (1884 - 1912)

*"Naniwa"-class
**"Naniwa" (1885 - 1912)
**"Takachiho" (1885 - 1914)

*"Unebi" (1886 - 1887)

*"Yaeyama" (1890 - 1911)

*"Chiyoda" (1891 - 1927)

*"Chishima" (1892 - 1892)
*"Matsushima"-class
**"Itsukushima" (1891 - 1926)
**"Matsushima" (1892 - 1908)
**"Hashidate" (1894 - 1927)

*"Akitsushima" (1894 - 1927)

*"Yoshino" (1893 - 1904)

*"Suma"-class
**"Suma" (1896 - 1923)
**"Akashi" (1899 - 1928)
*"Takasago" (1898 - 1904)

*"Kasagi"-class
**"Kasagi" (1898 - 1916)
**"Chitose" (1898 - 1928)

*"Niitaka"-class
**"Niitaka" (1904 - 1923)
**"Tsushima" (1904 - 1936)

*"Otowa" (1904 - 1917)
*"Chikuma"-class
**"Chikuma" (1912 - 1931)
**"Hirado" (1912 - 1940)
**"Yahagi" (1912 - 1940)

*"Tone" (1910 - 1931)
*ex-Russian cruisers as prizes of Russo-Japanese War
**"Tsugaru" (1901, ex-Russian "Pallada", 1908-1921)
**"Soya" (1901, ex-Russian "Varyag", 1907 - 1916)
**"Suzuya" (1901, ex-Russian "Novik", 1906 - 1913)

Dispatch Vessels

*"Yodo"-class
**"Yodo" (1908 - 1940)
**"Mogami" (1908 - 1928)

Light Cruisers

*"Tenryū"-class
**"Tenryū" (1919 - 1942)
**"Tatsuta" (1919 - 1944)
*"Kuma"-class
**"Kuma" (1920 - 1944)
**"Tama" (1921 - 1944)
**"Kitakami" (1921 - 1945)
**"Oi" (1921 - 1944)
**"Kiso" (1921 - 1944)

*ex-German cruisers as prize of World War I
** "Y" (1909, ex-German "Augsburg", 1920 - 1922)
*"Nagara"-class
**"Nagara" (1922 - 1944)
**"Isuzu" (1923 - 1945)
**"Yura" (1923 - 1942)
**"Natori" (1922 - 1944)
**"Kinu" (1922 - 1944)
**"Abukuma" (1925 - 1944)

*"Sendai"-class
**"Sendai" (1924 - 1943)
**"Jintsu" (1925 - 1943)
**"Naka" (1925 - 1944)

*"Yubari" (1923 - 1944)

*ex-Republic of China cruisers as prizes of Second Sino-Japanese War
**"Ioshima" (1931 ex-Ning Hai) (1937 - 1944)
**"Yasojima" (1935 ex-P'ing Hai) (1937 - 1944)

*"Katori"-class
**"Katori" (1940-1944)
**"Kashima" (1940-1945)
**"Kashii" (1941-1945)
**"Kashiwara" (not completed)
*"Agano"-class
**"Agano" (1942 - 1944)
**"Yahagi" (1943- 1945)
**"Noshiro" (1943 - 1944)
**"Sakawa" (1944 - 1945)

*"Ōyodo"-class
**"Ōyodo" (1943 - 1945)
**"Niyodo" (not completed)

Armored cruisers

*"Asama"-class
**"Asama" (1899 - 1945)
**"Tokiwa" (1899-1945)

*"Izumo"-class
**"Izumo" (1900 - 1945)
**"Iwate" (1901 - 1945)

*"Yakumo" (1900 - 1946)
*"Azuma" (1900 - 1944)

*"Kasuga"-class
**"Kasuga" (1904 - 1945)
**"Nisshin" (1904 - 1936)

*ex-Russian armored cruisers as prizes of the Russo-Japanese War
**"Aso" (1903, ex-Russian "Bayan", 1908 - 1931){Right}

Battlecruisers

*"Tsukuba"-class "
**"Tsukuba" (1907-1917)
**"Ikoma" (1908-1923)
*"Ibuki"-class
**"Ibuki" (1909-1923)
**"Kurama" (1911-1923)

* "Kongō"-class "(battlecruisers converted to "fast battleships" in 1920s)"
** "Kongō" (1913-1945)
** "Hiei" (1914-1942)
** "Haruna" (1915-1945)
** "Kirishima" (1915-1942)

*"Amagi"-class battlecruisers:
**"Amagi" (not completed)
**"Akagi" (converted to aircraft carrier)
**"Atago" (not launched)
**"Takao" (not launched)

Heavy Cruisers

*"Furutaka"-class
**"Furutaka" (1926-1942)
**"Kako" (1926-1942)

*"Aoba"-class
**"Aoba" (1927-1945)
**"Kinugasa" (1927-1942)
*"Myōkō"-class
**"Myōkō" (1929-1946)
**"Nachi" (1928-1944)
**"Ashigara" (1928-1945)
**"Haguro" (1929-1945)
*"Takao"-class
**"Takao" (1932-1945)
**"Maya" (1932-1944)
**"Atago" (1932-1944)
**"Chōkai" (1932-1944)
*"Mogami"-class
**"Mogami" (1935-1944)
**"Mikuma" (1935-1942)
**"Suzuya" (1937-1944)
**"Kumano" (1937-1944)

*"Tone"-class
**"Tone" (1938-1945)
**"Chikuma" (1939-1944)
* "Ibuki" class
**"Ibuki" (1943; converted to aircraft carrier)
**? (No. 301) (not launched)

Destroyers

1st Class Destroyers

*"Minekaze"-class (1919 – 1922)
**"Akikaze"
**"Hakaze"
**"Hokaze"
**"Minekaze"
**"Namikaze"
**"Nokaze"
**"Numakaze"
**"Okikaze"
**"Sawakaze"
**"Shiokaze"
**"Tachikaze"
**"Yakaze"
**"Yūkaze"
*
*"Kamikaze"-class (1922 – 1925)
**"Asakaze"
**"Asanagi"
**"Harukaze"
**"Hatakaze"
**"Hayate"
**"Kamikaze"
**"Matsukaze"
**"Oite"
**"Yūnagi"
*
*"Mutsuki"-class (1925 – 1927)
**"Fumizuki"
**"Kikuzuki"
**"Kisaragi"
**"Mikazuki"
**"Minazuki"
**"Mochizuki"
**"Mutsuki"
**"Nagatsuki"
**"Satsuki"
**"Uzuki"
**"Yayoi"
**"Yūzuki"
*
*"Fubuki"-class (1927 – 1931)
**"Akebono"
**"Amagiri"
**"Asagiri"
**"Ayanami"
**"Fubuki"
**"Hatsuyuki"
**"Isonami"
**"Miyuki"
**"Murakumo"
**"Oboro"
**"Sagiri"
**"Sazanami"
**"Shikinami"
**"Shinonome"
**"Shirakumo"
**"Shirayuki"
**"Uranami"
**"Ushio"
**"Usugumo"
**"Yūgiri"
*
*"Akatsuki"-class (1931 – 1932)
**"Akatsuki"
**"Hibiki"
**"Ikazuchi"
**"Inazuma"
*
*"Hatsuharu"-class (1932 – 1934)
**"Ariake"
**"Hatsuharu"
**"Hatsushimo"
**"Nenohi"
**"Wakaba"
**"Yūgure"
*
*"Shiratsuyu"-class (1935 – 1937)
**"Harusame"
**"Kawakaze"
**"Murasame"
**"Samidare"
**"Shigure"
**"Shiratsuyu"
**"Suzukaze"
**"Umikaze"
**"Yamakaze"
**"Yūdachi"
*
*"Asashio"-class (1936 – 1937)
**"Arare"
**"Arashio"
**"Asagumo"
**"Asashio"
**"Kasumi"
**"Michishio"
**"Minegumo"
**"Natsugumo"
**"Ōshio"
**"Yamagumo"
*
*"Kagerō"-class (1938 – 1941)
**"Akigumo"
**"Amatsukaze"
**"Arashi"
**"Hagikaze"
**"Hamakaze"
**"Hatsukaze"
**"Hayashio"
**"Isokaze"
**"Kagerō"
**"Kuroshio"
**"Maikaze"
**"Natsushio"
**"Nowaki"
**"Oyashio"
**"Shiranuhi"
**"Tanikaze"
**"Tokitsukaze"
**"Urakaze"
**"Yukikaze"
*"Yugumo"-class (1941 – 1944)
**"Akishimo"
**"Asashimo"
**"Fujinami"
**"Hamanami"
**"Hayanami"
**"Hayashimo"
**"Kazagumo"
**"Kishinami"
**"Kiyonami"
**"Kiyoshimo"
**"Makigumo"
**"Makinami"
**"Naganami"
**"Okinami"
**"Ōnami"
**"Suzunami"
**"Takanami"
**"Tamanami"
**"Yūgumo"
*
*"Akizuki"-class (1941 – 1944)
**"Akizuki"
**"Fuyuzuki"
**"Hanazuki"
**"Haruzuki"
**"Hatsuzuki"
**"Mochizuki" (not completed)
**"Natsuzuki"
**"Niizuki"
**"Shimotsuki"
**"Suzutsuki"
**"Teruzuki"
**"Wakatsuki"
**"Yoizuki"
*
*"Shimakaze"-class (1942)
**"Shimakaze"
*
*"Matsu"-class (1944 – 1948)
**"Enoki"
**"Hagi"
**"Hatsuume"
**"Hatsuzakura"
**"Hinoki"
**"Kaba"
**"Kaede"
**"Kaki"
**"Kashi"
**"Kaya"
**"Keyaki"
**"Kiri"
**"Kusunoki"
**"Kuwa"
**"Maki"
**"Matsu"
**"Momi"
**"Momo"
**"Nara"
**"Nashi"
**"Nire"
**"Odake"
**"Sakura"
**"Shii"
**"Sugi"
**"Sumire"
**"Tachibana"
**"Take"
**"Tsubaki"
**"Tsuta"
**"Ume"
**"Yanagi"
*"Tachibana"-class (1944 – 1945)
**"Azusa" (not launched)
**"Enoki"
**"Hagi"
**"Hatsuume"
**"Hatsuzakura"
**"Hishi" (not launched)
**"Kaba"
**"Kagi"
**"Katsura" (not completed)
**"Kusunoki"
**"Kuzu" (not launched)
**"Nashi" - later the JDS Wakaba (DE-261)
**"Nire"
**"Odake"
**"Sakaki" (not launched)
**"Shii"
**"Sumire"
**"Tachibana"
**"Tochi" (not completed)
**"Tsuta"
**"Wakazakura" (not launched)
**"Yadake" (not completed)
**"Yaezakura" (not completed)

2nd Class Destroyers

*"Momi"-class (1919 – 1922)
**"Aoi"
**"Ashi"
**"Fuji"
**"Hagi"
**"Hasu"
**"Hishi"
**"Kaki"
**"Kaya"
**"Kiku"
**"Kuri"
**"Momi"
**"Nashi"
**"Sumire"
**"Susuki"
**"Tade"
**"Take"
**"Tsuga"
**"Tsuta"
**"Warabi"
**"Yomogi"
*"Wakatake"-class (1922 – 1923)
**"Asagao"
**"Fuyō"
**"Karukaya"
**"Kuretaka"
**"Sanae"
**"Wakatake"

Torpedo Boats

*"Tomozuru"-class (1933)
**"Chidori"
**"Hatsukari"
**"Manazuru"
**"Tomozuru"
*"Ōtori"-class (1935 – 1937)
**"Hato"
**"Hayabusa"
**"Hiyodori"
**"Kari"
**"Kasasagi"
**"Kiji"
**"Ōtori"
**"Sagi"

Gunboats

* Maya class gunboat
** "Akagi"
* "Ataka"
* "Karatsu" {formerly USS Luzon (PR-7)}
* "Katada"
* "Sumida"
* "Hozu"
* "Futami"
* "Kotaka"
* "Atami"
* "Seta"
* "Toba"
* "Hira"

Patrol Vessels

*Patrol Boat # 32-sunk at Battle of Wake Island
*Patrol Boat # 33-sunk at Battle of Wake Island
*Patrol Boat # 102-formerly USN Destroyer USS Stewart (DD-224)

Minelayers

* "Itsukushima"
* "Yaeyama"

ubmarines

"Main article Imperial Japanese Navy submarines"

1st Class Submarines
*"Junsen"-class
** J1 type,nihongo|"Junsen 1 gata"|巡潜Ⅰ型|, 4 units, I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4.
** J1M type,nihongo|"Junsen 1 gata kai"|巡潜Ⅰ型改|, I-5.
** J2 type,nihongo|"Junsen 2 gata"|巡潜Ⅱ型|, I-6.
** J3 type,nihongo|"Junsen 3 gata"|巡潜Ⅲ型|, 2 units, I-7, I-8.
*"Kou"-class
** A1 type, nihongo|"Kou gata"(S35)|甲型 (S35)|, 3 units, I-9, I-10, I-11.
** A2 type, nihongo|"Kou gata"(S35B)|甲型 (S35B)|, I-12.
** AM type, nihongo|"Kou gata"(S35G)|甲型 (S35G)|, 2 units, I-13, I-14.
*"Otu"-class
** B1 type,nihongo|"Otu gata"(S37)|乙型 (S37)|, 20 units, I-15, I-17, I-19, I-21, I-23, I-25, I-26, I-27, I-28, I-29, I-30, I-31, I-32, I-33, I-34, I-35, I-36, I-37, I-38, I-39.
** B2 type,nihongo|"Otu gata"(S37B)|乙型 (S37B)|, 6 units, I-40, I-41, I-42, I-43, I-44, I-45.
** B3 type,nihongo|"Otu gata"(S37C)|乙型 (S37C)|, 3 units, I-54, I-56, I-58.
*"Hei"-class
** C1 type,nihongo|"Hei gata"(S38)|丙型 (S38)|, 5 units, I-16, I-18, I-20, I-22, I-24.
** C2 type,nihongo|"Hei gata"(S38B)|丙型 (S38B)|, 3 units, I-46, I-47, I-48.
** C3 type,nihongo|"Hei gata"(S37D)|丙型 (S37D)|, 3 units, I-52, I-53, I-55.
*"Tei"-class
** D1 type,nihongo|"Tei gata"(S51/S51B)|丁型 (S51/S51B)|, 12 units, I-361, I-362, I-363, I-364, I-365, I-366, I-367, I-368, I-369, I-370, I-371, I-372(S51B).
** D2 type,nihongo|"Tei gata kai"(S51C)|丁型改 (S51C)|, I-373.
*"Kaidai"-class
** KD1 type,nihongo|"Kaidai 1 gata"|海大Ⅰ型|, I-51.
** KD2 type,nihongo|"Kaidai 2 gata"|海大Ⅱ型|, I-152(52).
** KD3a type,nihongo|"Kaidai 3 gata a"|海大Ⅲ型a|, 4 units, I-153(53), I-154(54), I-155(55), I-158(58).
** KD3b type,nihongo|"Kaidai 3 gata b"|海大Ⅲ型b|, 5 units, I-156(56), I-157(57), I-159(59), I-60, I-63.
** KD4 type,nihongo|"Kaidai 4 gata"|海大Ⅳ型|, 3 units, I-61, I-162(62), I-164(64),
** KD5 type,nihongo|"Kaidai 5 gata"|海大Ⅴ型|, 3 units, I-165(65), I-166(66), I-67,
** KD6a type,nihongo|"Kaidai 6 gata a"|海大Ⅵ型a|, 6 units, I-168(68), I-169(69), I-70, I-171(71), I-172(72), I-73.
** KD6b type,nihongo|"Kaidai 6 gata b"|海大Ⅵ型b|, 2 units, I-174(74), I-175(75).
** KD7 type,nihongo|"Kaidai 7 gata"|海大Ⅶ型|, 10units, I-176(76), I-177, I-178, I-179, I-180, I-181, I-182, I-183, I-184, I-185.
* "Toku" type,nihongo|"Toku gata"|特型|, 3 units, I-400, I-401, I-402 (I-404 not launched, I-405 not completed).
* "Senkou dai" type,nihongo|"Senkou-dai"|潜高大|, 3 units, I-201, I-202, I-203 (I-204 to I-208 not completed).
* "Senho" type,nihongo|"Senho"|潜補|, I-351 (I-352 not completed).
* "Kiraisen" (Mine layer) type,nihongo|"Kiraisen"|機雷潜|, 4 units I-121, I-122, I-123, I-124.
* Captured German submarines, 6 units, I-501(U-181), I-502(U-862), I-503(UIT-24), I-504(UIT-25), I-505(U-219), I-506(U-195).

2nd Class Submarines
* Kaichu type, 20 units, RO-33, RO-34, RO-35, RO-36, RO-37, RO-38, RO-39, RO-40, RO-41, RO-42, RO-43, RO-44, RO-45, RO-46, RO-47, RO-48, RO-49, RO-50 , RO-55, RO-56
* K1 type
* F1 type
* L1 type
* K2 type
* L2 type
* K3 type
* F2 type
* L3 type
* K4 type
* KT type
* L4 type
* KS type
* SS type
* STS type

3rd Class Submarines
* "Ko-hyoteki"-class, 50 units.
* "Kairyu"-class, about 250 units (750 planned).
* "Kaiten"-class, about 1000 units.
* C1 type
* C2 type
* S1 type
* "Kawasaki"-class
* S2 type
* No.71,nihongo|"Dai 71 gou-kan"|第71号艦|,71-gou

Army submarines
* Yu1 class
* Yu1001 class
* Yu2001 class

Other submarines
* "Holland"-class
* modified "Holland" class

uicide boats

* "Shinyo". 6,200 units.

References

External links

* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/japanese_destroyers.htm MaritimeQuest Japanese Destroyer Index]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/destroyers/akatsuki_class.htm MaritimeQuest Akatsuki Class Destroyers Overview]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/destroyers/akizuki_class_overview.htm MaritimeQuest Akizuki Class Destroyers Overview]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/destroyers/hatsuharu_class.htm MaritimeQuest Hatsuharu Class Destroyers Overview]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/destroyers/matsu_class.htm MaritimeQuest Matsu Class Destroyer Overview]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/destroyers/minekaze_class_overview.htm MaritimeQuest Minekaze Class Destroyers Overview]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/destroyers/kamikaze_class.htm MaritimeQuest Kamikaze Class Destroyers Class Overview]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/japan/battleships/japanese_battleship_index.htm MaritimeQuest Japanese Battleship Index]
* [http://earth.endless.ne.jp/users/mac0115/nihonnnokanntei7.html Japanese gunboats] in Japanese, with photo
* [http://earth.endless.ne.jp/users/mac0115/nihonnnokanntei9.html Japanese gunboats] in Japanese, with photo
* [http://homepage2.nifty.com/nishidah/e/index.htm Materials of IJN]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/monos/144/144chap2.html#Shanghai%20Incident Monograph 144 Chapter II]

ee also

* Japanese ship naming conventions


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