Shimakaze, a 3048-ton destroyer, was built at Maizuru, Japan. Completed in May 1943, she was extraordinarily large and fast, with a very heavy torpedo armament. Shimakaze was sunk by U.S. Navy carrier-based aircraft in the Philippines area on 11 November 1944.
This page features the only view we have concerning the Japanese destroyer Shimakaze.
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Photo #: NH 73053
(Japanese Destroyer, 1943-1944)
Underway at high speed in May 1944, probably during her trials.
Donation of Kazutoshi Hando, 1970.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Online Image: 101KB; 740 x 500 pixels
Page made 28 February 1999
Coding updated 3 May 2009