Japanese destroyer Yugiri


Japanese destroyer Yugiri

"Yugiri" (夕霧) was a "Fubuki"-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Evening Mist".

On 24 November25 November 1943, "Yugiri" was one of five destroyers on a troop transport/evacuation run to Buka. In the Battle of Cape St. George on 26 November, she was sunk by gunfire of USS "Charles Ausburne" (DD-570), USS "Claxton" (DD-571) and USS "Dyson" (DD-572), 50 miles (95 km) east of Cape St. George (coord|04|44|S|154|0|E). The Japanese submarine "I-177" rescued 278 survivors and "I-181" rescued 11 more.

On 15 December 1943, "Yugiri" was removed from the Navy List.

Commanding Officers

Chief Equipping Officer - Cmdr. Tokuhei Kamiyama - 1 August 1930 - 3 December 1930

Cmdr. Tokuhei Kamiyama - 3 December 1930 - 2 November 1931

Cmdr. Sentaro Omori - 2 November 1931 - 1 December 1932

Cmdr. Sojiro Hisamune - 1 December 1932 - 15 November 1933

Lt. Cmdr. Tadayoshi Narita - 15 November 1933 - 15 November 1935

Lt. Cmdr. Masao Yanagawa - 15 November 1935 - 15 February 1936

Lt. Cmdr. Nobuki Ogawa - 15 February 1936 - 15 June 1936

Cmdr. Kaname Konishi - 15 June 1936 - 1 December 1936

Cmdr. Toshio Shimizu - 1 December 1936 - 1 December 1937

Cmdr. Yusuke Yamada - 1 December 1937 - 15 December 1938

Cmdr. Tokujiro Fukuoka - 15 December 1938 - 1 November 1939

Lt. Cmdr. Den Sumibe - 1 November 1939 - 1 April 1941

Cmdr. Masayoshi Motokura - 10 November 1941 - 3 September 1942

Lt. Cmdr. Nisaburou Maekawa - 3 September 1942 - 25 October 1943

Lt. Cmdr. / Capt.* Shuuichi Otsuji - 25 October 1943 - 25 November 1943 (KIA)(Posthumously promoted 2 ranks to Captain on 25 November 1943.)


See also

* List of World War II ships

External links

* [http://www.combinedfleet.com/fubuki_c.htm CombinedFleet.com: "Fubuki"-class destroyers]
* [http://www.combinedfleet.com/yugiri_t.htm CombinedFleet.com: "Yugiri" history]


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