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DD Maikaze
Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Kagero 1940
Uraga Dock Tokio
1941/03/15 1941/07/15 1944/02/17
sunk
Namesake: "Whirlwind" ("smr")
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
41     2ndFlt/DesRon4/DesDiv4     99 
41/12/04 42/01/11 E SoExpFor/MaFor/CovGrp/DesDiv4 land Malaya, Philippines - distant cover, troop convoy escorts   99 
42/01/14 42/02/21   MaFor/DesRon4/DesDiv4 land Java Seas   99 
42/02/25 42/03/11   StrFor1/DesRon1/DesDiv4 2nd Port Darwin & Tjilatjip Raid   74  99 
42/03/26 42/04   StrFor1/LG off Ceylon   74 
42/03/27 42/04/22 C RefGrp Indian Ocean raid   99 
42/04/14 42/04/18 C   escort CarDiv5 to Mako   99 
42/04/19 42/04/22 C StrFor1 sail to Jokosuka   99 
42/04/22 42/05     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
42/05/21 42/06/09 MI B2/StrFor1/SupGrp/DesRon10/DesDiv4     74 
42/06/05       finishing Akagi  
42/06/09 42/07/12   CovFor/DesDiv4 land Kiska - patrol SW of Aleutians   99 
42/07/14     3rdFlt/DesRon10/DesDiv4 IJN reorganization   99 
42/08/16 42/09/05 KI ForvScoFor/DesRon10/DesDiv4 xEasSol  
42/09/0? 42/09/29   3rdFlt/StrFor1/DesRon10/DesDiv4 offensive patrol N of Solomons   99 
42/09/29 42/10/01     sail from Truk to Shortland   99 
42/10/03     TokioEx/DesDiv4 escort Nisshin on troop transport run to Guadalcanal   99 
42/10/06     TokioEx/DesDiv4 troop transport run to Guadalcanal   99 
42/10/09     TokioEx/DesDiv4 troop transport run to Guadalcanal   99 
42/10/1? 42/10/28   StrFor1/DesRon10/DesDiv4 xSCruz   99 
42/10/11 42/10/1?     sail from Shortland to rejoin StrFor1   99 
42/11/02 42/11/06     escort Shokaku from Truk to Kure   99 
42/11/06 42/12     Kure - repairs   99 
42/12/01 42/12/10     sail from Kure to Truk > Shortland   99 
42/12/13 42/12/18     tow damaged Nowaki from Shortland to Truk   99 
43/0/02 43/08/05     scort troop convoy from Truk to Rabaul, then sail back to Truk   99 
43/01/01 43/01/03     sail from Truk to Rabaul   99 
43/01/05 43/01/13   TokioEx transport run from to Lae & Salamaua and back to Shortland   99 
43/01/07     TokioEx rescued survivors from AP Micirju Maru   99 
43/01/10     TokioEx sinking/share(Isokaze) Argonaut   99 
43/01/14     TokioEx/DesDiv4 troop transport run to Guadalcanal - assist damaged Arashi   99 
43/01/23 43/01/24   TokioEx troop transport run to Rekata   99 
43/01/25     TokioEx troop transport run to Kolombangara - escort AP   99 
43/02/01   KE TokioEx/EspGrp/CovGrp troop evacuation run to Guadalcanal   103 
43/02/04   KE TokioEx/EspGrp/CovGrp troop evacuation run to Guadalcanal - disabled(planes - near misses) - towed (Nagacuki) to Shortland   103  99 
43/02/10 43/02/14     sail from Shortland to Truk   99 
43/02/10 43/02/12     sail from Shortland to Truk   99 
43/02/12 43/03     Truk - repairs   99 
43/03/06 43/03/16     escort Hamakaze towing damaged Micishio from Truk to Tatejama   99 
43/03/16 43/07/2?     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
43/07/23 43/07/28     escort Taijo from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
43/08/12 43/09/02     escort Unjo from Truk to Jokosuka and back   99 
43/09/18 43/09/25   CF/DesRon10/DesDiv4 sail from Truk to Eniwetok and back as repsonse to TF 50 strikes on Gilberts   99 
43/10/10 43/10/17     escort convoy from Truk to Shanghai   99 
43/10/20 43/10/30     escort troop convoy from Shanghai to Truk   99 
43/10/22       rescued (with Nowaki) 1000 survivors from torpedoed AP Awata Maru   99 
43/11/09 43/11/12     escort troop convoy from Truk to Rabaul   99 
43/11/13 43/11/15     aircrew transport run from Rabaul to Truk   99 
43/11/25 43/12/07   RefGrp/DesDiv4 escort AO Nippon Maru from Truk to Marshalls and back in support of heavy ships   99 
43/12/11 43/12/16   DesDiv4 escort Kongo and Haruna from Truk to Sasebo   99 
44/01/04 44/01/09     escort Atago from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
44/01/19 44/01/22     escort Kokujo Maru from Truk to Rabaul   99 
44/01/24 44/01/25     led troop transport run from Rabaul to Lorengau, Manus   99 
44/01/25 44/01/28     departed Lorengau, joined Kokujo Maru off Kavieng, then escorted to Truk   99 
44/01/30 44/02/12     escort convoys Truk <> Rabaul   99 
44/02/17       sunk(TG 50.9) 40 miles NW of Truk - lost with all hands   99 
44/02/17 44/02/17     escort Katori and AP Akagi Maru from Truk towards Jokosuka   99 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 0745N,15120E; 1944/03/31 struck from Navy List
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