file created: 12/07/02 00:09:57 , last update: 06/05/00
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DD Akebono
Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Fubuki 1929/11/25
Fujinagata Osaka
1930/11/07 1931/07/31 1944/11/13
sunk
Namesake: "Daybreak (Dawn)" ("˙svit, rozb°esk")
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
41     CarDiv1/DesDiv7    
41/12       propeller repairs, guarding BBs, ASW patrols   99 
42/01/12 42/01/17     escort CarDiv2 from Hashiradzima to Palau   99 
42/01/21 42/01/28   StrFor1 strike Ambon   99 
42/01/29 42/03   ECovFor Java Sea - land Ambon, Makassar, Timor   99 
42/03/01     ECovFor    
42/03/12 42/03/25     escort convoy from Bali to Lingayen Gulf > Formosa > Jokosuka   99 
42/03/25 42/04/2?     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
42/04/10     1stAirFlt/DesRon10/DesDiv7     99 
42/04/23 42/04/27     escort Mjoko and Haguro from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
42/05/0? 42/05/1? MO StrFor/DesDiv7 xCoralS   99 
42/05/16 42/05/21     escort Zuikaku from Truk to Kure   99 
42/05/2? 42/07 AL D2/AleFor/StrFor2/Screen/DesDiv7 xMidway   74  89 
42/07/06 42/07/20     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
42/07/14     DesDiv7 reassigned to CF HQ   99 
42/08/17 42/08/2?     escort Jamato and Taijo from Kure to Truk   99 
42/08/2? 42/09/04 KI RearFor{DesDiv7 xEasSol   99 
42/09/04 42/09/05     Truk   99 
42/09/05 42/09/29     escort Taijo from Truk to Palau > Davao > Kavieng and back   99 
42/10/04 42/10/16     escort Unjo from Truk to Jokosuka and back   99 
42/10/17 42/11/02     escort Unjo from Truk to Jokosuka and back   99 
42/11/03 42/11/21     escort Unjo from Truk to Palau > Davao and back   99 
42/11/24 42/12/13     escort Unjo from Truk to Surabaya > Balikpapan and back   99 
42/12/17 43/01/03     escort Unjo from Truk to Surabaya > Balikpapan and back   99 
43/01/05 43/01/10     escort Unjo from Truk to Jokosuka   99 
43/01/10 43/02     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
43/02/01 43/02/17     escort Unjo and Taijo from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/02/24 43/03/12     escort Unjo and Taijo from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/03/20 43/04/10     escort Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/05/01 43/05/29     escort Taijo from Jokouska to Manila > Surabaya > Singapore > Mako > Sasebo   99 
43/06/16 43/07/02     escort Cujo and Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/07/06 43/07/11     escort Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
43/07/19 43/07/24     escort Rjuho, Cujo, Unjo from Truk to Jokosuka   99 
43/07/31 43/08/16     escort Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/08/26 43/09/11     escort Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/09/1? 43/10/1?     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
43/10/13 43/10/19     escort Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
43/10/31 43/11/06     escort Dzunjo, Unjo Ise and Jamashiro from Truk to Kure   99 
43/11/16 43/12/05   StrFor1 sail from Jokosuka to Truk and back   99 
43/12/12 43/12/17   StrFor1 sail from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
43/12/22 43/12/24     sail from Truk to Rabaul   99 
43/12/26       transport run to Qavuvu   99 
43/12/30       transport run to Qavuvu   99 
44/01/01     5thFlt/DesRon1/DesDiv7     99 
44/01/12 44/01/17     departed Rabaul to join AO convoy from Palau to Truk   99 
44/01/14       rescued Sazanami survivors   99 
44/01/20       departed Truk escorting convoy, then returned with torpedoed Irako   99 
44/01/25 44/02/05     sail from Truk ot Saipan, then escort damaged Unjo to Jokosuka   99 
44/02/07 44/04/     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
44/04/06 44/04/08     sail from Jokosuka to Ominato   99 
44/04/08 44/05/24     Ominato - Northern Area patrol/escort duty   99 
44/05/24 44/06/07     Otaru - overhaul   99 
44/06/19 44/07/01     escort Naci and Ashigara from Ominato to Jokosuka nad back   99 
44/07/31 44/08/02     escort Naci and Ashigara from Ominato to Kure   99 
44/10/14 44/10/28   StrFor2/DesRon1/DesDiv7 xLeyte   99 
44/10/24 44/10/25   StrFor2/DesRon1/DesDiv7 xSuriga   99 
44/10/25     StrFor2/DesRon1/DesDiv7 scuttled Mogami 40 nm WSW of Surigao (09-40N, 124-50E)   85 
44/10/28 44/11/04 TA-2 Screen     99 
44/11/05       damaged (TF 38) assisting Naci (24 KIA, 3 WIA), towed (Hacushimo) to Cavite   99 
44/11/13       sunk(TF 38) at Cavite, alongside Akishimo (14-29N, 120-55E)   99  85 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 14░35┤N,120░50┤E; 1945/01/10 struck from Navy List
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