INJ Oite - 追風


Destroyer # 11 was a Kamikaze class Japanese destroyer, and was laid down at Uraga Docks in Yokusaka in March 1923. She was launched in November 1924 and measured 1422 long tons and had a length of 319 feet. She was commissioned in 1925, and was three years later renamed to Oite. In world war two she had an active duty, in most parts of the Pacific ocean. 16. February 1944 she escorted the damaged Japanese cruiser Agano from Truk headed towards Japan, when the cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by the American submarine USS Skate. Oite rescued the crew and sat course for Truk. Two days later, at the entrance to the harbor, she was attacked by American bombers and was hit by a torpedo. She broke in two parts and immediately went down in the deep, with only twenty survivors from the crew. The wreck was found in 1986, and rest today with her bow section upside down on a depth of fifty five to sixty meters.

Former names:
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 in 1927
Courtesy of, Public Domain

Last updated: August 2019