Japanese destroyer Umikaze


Japanese destroyer Umikaze

"Umikaze" was a sclass|Shiratsuyu|destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Sea Breeze".

On 1 February 1944, "Umikaze" was torpedoed and sunk by USS|Guardfish|SS-217 off the southern entrance to Truk Atoll (coord|07|10|N|151|43|E).

Commanding Officers

* Chief Equipping Officer - Lt. Cmdr. Takemitsu Narutomi - 1 December 1936—31 May 1937
* Lt. Cmdr. Takemitsu Narutomi - 31 May 1937—15 December 1938
* Lt. Cmdr. Yasumasa Watanabe - 15 December 1938—25 July 1941
* Lt. Cmdr. Itsurou Shimizu - 25 July 1941—25 April 1942
* Cmdr. Nagahide Sugitani - 25 April 1942—20 February 1943
* Cmdr. Toshirou Mifune - 20 February 1943—5 November 1943
* Lt. Cmdr. Kotarou Nakao - 5 November 1943—1 February 1944

See also

* List of World War II ships
* List of ships of the Japanese Navy

External links

* [http://www.combinedfleet.com/shirat_c.htm CombinedFleet.com: "Shiratsuyu"-class destroyers]
* [http://www.combinedfleet.com/umikaz_t.htm CombinedFleet.com: "Umikaze" history]


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