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|Tonnage||2080 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||388'6" by 34' by 10'6"
118.41m by 10.36m by 3.20m
|Maximum speed||34 knots|
2x2 25mm/60 antiaircraft guns
3x3 24" torpedoes
2 depth charge throwers (14 depth charges)
||2-shaft Kampon impulse geared
turbines (50,000 shp)
3 Kampon RO boilers
|Bunkerage||475 tons fuel oil|
|Range||5800 miles (9300km) at 14 knots|
of the dual 5"/50 turrets and one of the twin 25mm guns were removed and replaced with 4x3 25mm guns and 4x1 13mm/76 AA guns early in the war. Two depth charge racks were added and the depth charge loadout increased to 36.
By war's end, Hibiki had light antiaircraft armament of 4x3, 1x2, 14x1 25mm and 12x1 13mm guns.
The Akatsukis were completed in 1932-33, mostly in navy yards. They were a continuation of the Fubuki or "Special Type" class, incorporating lessons from the earlier class. Some modernization took place in the late 1930’s, which improved stability at some cost in speed.
|with Kondo's Distant Cover Force||Sunk
by aircraft 1942-11-13
1944-4-13 off Guam
CombinedFleet.org (accessed 2007-3-29)
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-2-4)
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