INJ Oite - 追風

Micronesia,Asia

Destroyer # 11 was a Kamikaze class Japanese destroyer laid down at Uraga Docks in Yokusaka in March 1923. She was launched in November 1924, and was commissioned in 1925. Three years later she was renamed to Oite. In world war two she had an active duty, extensively used in most parts of the Pacific ocean. 16. February 1944 she escorted the damaged Japanese cruiser Agano from Truk, when the cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by the American submarine USS Skate. Oite rescued the crew and sat course for Truk lagoon. Two days later, at the entrance to the lagoon, she was attacked and sunk by American torpedo bombers from Task Force 58. A torpedo split the hull in two, and she immediately went down in the deep. The wreck was found in 1986 and rest today on a depth of 55 to 60 meters.


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Oite - 追風
# 11
319,1 x 291, x 9,6 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1772 displ ( std )
Yokusaka ( JP ) 1924
( JP )


Picture: IJN Oite - 追風
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Last updated: August 2019