Japanese destroyer Shiratsuyu


Japanese destroyer Shiratsuyu

"Shiratsuyu" was the lead ship of her class of destroyers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Shimmering Dew" (White Dew).

On 15 June 1944, "Shiratsuyu" was escorting 1st Supply Force from Davao. She was sunk in a collision with the tanker "Seiyo Maru" 90 miles (165 km) southeast of Surigao Strait (coord|09|09|N|126|51|E), after which her depth charges exploded among survivors.

Commanding Officers

* Chief Equipping Officer - Lt. Cmdr. Yoshishige Amaya - 15 August 1935—20 August 1936
* Lt. Cmdr. Yoshishige Amaya - 20 August 1936—1 December 1936
* Lt. Cmdr. Tokujiro Fukuoka - 1 December 1936—1 December 1937
* Lt. Cmdr. Tamotsu Tanii - 1 December 1937—2 August 1938
* Lt. Cmdr. Motoi Katsumi - 2 August 1938—15 December 1938"In Reserve" - 15 December 1938—1 April 1939
* Lt. Cmdr. Kouji Takehiro - 1 April 1939—15 November 1939
* Lt. Cmdr. Yasuatsu Suzuki - 15 November 1939—15 October 1940
* Cmdr. Nagahide Sugitani - 15 October 1940—25 April 1942
* Lt. Cmdr. Kanematsu Hashimoto - 25 April 1942—14 September 1943
* Lt. Cmdr. Kuro Matsuda - 14 September 1943—15 June 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/shirat_t.htm CombinedFleet.com: "Shiratsuyu" history]


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