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Japanese destroyer Shimotsuki
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Name: Shimotsuki
Builder: Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard
Laid down: 6 July 1942
Launched: 7 April 1943
Completed: 31 March 1944
Commissioned: 31 March 1944, 11th Destroyer Squadron
Struck: 10 January 1945
Fate: Sunk in action, 25 November 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Akizuki-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,700 long tons (2,743 t) standard
3,700 long tons (3,759 t) full load
Length: 134.2 m (440 ft 3 in)
Beam: 11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)
Draft: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 4 × Kampon type boilers
2 × Parsons geared turbines
2 × shafts, 50,000 shp (37 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Range: 8,300 nmi (15,400 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Complement: 263
Armament: March 1944 :
• 8 × 100 mm (4 in)/65 cal DP guns
• 25 × 25 mm AA guns (3×5 + 1×10)
• 4 × 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes
• 8 × Type 93 torpedoes
• 56 × Type 95 depth charges
July 1944 :
• 8 × 100 mm (4 in)/65 cal DP guns
• 35 × 25 mm AA guns (3×7 + 1×14)
• 4 × 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes
• 8 × Type 93 torpedoes
• 56 × Type 95 depth charges

Shimotsuki (霜月?) was an Akizuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "November".

On 25 November 1944, Shimotsuki was torpedoed and sunk by USS Cavalla (SS-244) 220 miles (410 km) east-northeast of Singapore (2°21′N 107°20′E / 2.35°N 107.333°E / 2.35; 107.333Coordinates: 2°21′N 107°20′E / 2.35°N 107.333°E / 2.35; 107.333) with heavy loss of life.

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