Japanese destroyer Suzukaze


Japanese destroyer Suzukaze

"Suzukaze" was a sclass|Shiratsuyu|destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Cool Breeze in Summer".

On 25 January 1944, while escorting a convoy from Truk to Eniwetok, "Suzukaze" was torpedoed and sunk by USS|Skipjack|SS-184|6 140 miles (260 km) north-northwest of Ponape (coord|08|51|N|157|10|E).

Commanding Officers

*Chief Equipping Officer - Lt. Cmdr. Yoshio Inoue - 1 May 1937—31 August 1937
*Lt. Cmdr. / Cmdr. Yoshio Inoue (Promoted 15 November 1938) - 31 August 1937—15 December 1938
*Lt. Cmdr. Setsuji Moriya - 15 December 1938—16 September 1940
*Lt. Cmdr. Masao Kamiyama - 16 September 1940—15 April 1942
*Lt. Cmdr. Kazuo Shibayama - 15 April 1942—23 May 1943
*Lt. Cmdr. Masao Yamashita - 23 May 1943—25 January 1944 (KIA)

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/suzuka_t.htm CombinedFleet.com: "Suzukaze" history]


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