Japanese destroyer Yukikaze


Japanese destroyer Yukikaze

was sunk. Between these major engagements, "Yukikaze" participated in escort duty for ships in transit. She spent the last months of the war on security duty in Japanese harbors.

After the war she was used as a transport to bring home Japanese military forces still abroad. "Yukikaze" and "Hibiki" are fortunate ships to survive among 82 destroyers built before the war.

Commanding Officers

* Chief Equipping Officer - Cmdr. Shoichi Taguchi - 1 August 1939 - 20 January 1940
* Cmdr. Shoichi Taguchi - 20 January 1940 - 15 November 1940
* Cmdr. Kiichiro Wakida - 15 November 1940 - 20 July 1941
* Cmdr. Kenjiro Tobita - 20 July 1941 - 23 June 1942
* Cmdr. Ryokichi Sugama - 23 June 1942 - 10 December 1943
* Lt. Cmdr. / Cmdr. Masamichi Terauchi - 10 December 1943 - 10 May 1945 (Promoted to Commander on 15 October 1944.)
* Cmdr. Keiji Koeu - 10 May 1945 - 15 August 1945

ROCS "Tang Yan"

On 6 July 1947, "Yukikaze" was transferred to the Republic of China as a war reparation, where she was renamed "Tang Yan" (丹陽). She was finally scrapped in 1970, after the ROC refused a Japanese request to repatriate the vessel.

"Yukikaze" is very popular in Japan, being called "the unsinkable ship".

External links

* [http://www.combinedfleet.com/yukika_t.htm Tabular record of movement] from [http://www.combinedfleet.com/ combinedfleet.com]


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