Unknown IJN DD Missing bow

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Re: Unknown IJN DD Missing bow

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 25 Jul 2023 06:18

The photos of MINEGUMO and KUROSHIO are important, as they're some of the only pics we have of them.
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Re: Unknown IJN DD Missing bow

Post by ShindenKai » 29 Jul 2023 16:22

fontessa wrote:
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Double Collision
It occurred on 23 June 1941. After the 16th Combined Fleet Applied Training in Hyuga Nada that day. At first, DD Minegumo hit DD Natsugumo's starboard center. The first phot shows her bow. Then DD Kuroshio hit the stern of the Minegumo, which was slowed by the first collision. The damage to Minegumo from this rear-end collision was enormous, as shown in the second photo. The third photo shows the bow of Kuroshio. The first and the second photos were taken at Kure Naval Yard on 24 June 1941. And the third photo was taken there on 25 June 1941.
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Another great set of photos, thank you, Fontessa.

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Re: Unknown IJN DD Missing bow

Post by fontessa » 24 Aug 2023 04:07

Fuyuzuki
Fuyuzuki was hit by the torpedo launched from USS Trepang, USS-412 at Enshunada on 12 October 1944. Her bow was blown off, but she could reach Kure on her own. The upper photo was taken on October 16th. Te Kanj 外板 (= Skin) was added later. The 2nd photo was taken on the 3rd dog.  Her forward part had been cleaned to fit a new bow. Although it is difficult to understand from the side view of the bottom side view, the shape of the bow was simplified in order to shorten the construction period.

冬月艦首損傷 1.jpg

冬月艦首損傷 2.jpg

冬月 艦首修理.jpg

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Re: Unknown IJN DD Missing bow

Post by ShindenKai » 27 Aug 2023 20:49

fontessa wrote:
24 Aug 2023 04:07
Fuyuzuki
Fuyuzuki was hit by the torpedo launched from USS Trepang, USS-412 at Enshunada on 12 October 1944. Her bow was blown off, but she could reach Kure on her own. The upper photo was taken on October 16th. Te Kanj 外板 (= Skin) was added later. The 2nd photo was taken on the 3rd dog.  Her forward part had been cleaned to fit a new bow. Although it is difficult to understand from the side view of the bottom side view, the shape of the bow was simplified in order to shorten the construction period.

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Thank you Fontessa. -I'd recently purchased one of the TopDrawings #128 book about the Suzutsuki, which also has the simplified bow/hull. The Akizuki Class DD's are some great looking ships.

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Re: Unknown IJN DD Missing bow

Post by fontessa » 02 Sep 2023 03:18

Harusame
DD Harukaze got a torpedo hit launched by USS Waho on the side wall of the 1st turret on the way from Kavieng to Wewak on 23 January 1943. Her hull in front of her bridge was half submerged. She managed to reach Wewak while moving backward and underwent emergency repairs there. Harusame was then towed by Urakaze to the Truk Islands, where an emergency front section was attached to her by the Repair Ship Akashi. Herusame departed the Truk on May 21st and arrived in Yokosuka on May 30th.

The 1st photo was taken at Uraga Dock in Yokosuka on August 30th. The hull in front of the bridge has been completely removed. Interestingly, we can see boiler No.1. The 2nd photo was taken on October 20th. The newly built bow section including the bridge was joined.

艦首 春雨 1.jpg

艦首 春雨 2.jpg

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