file created: 12/07/02 00:57:17 , last update: 05/24/02
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DD Nowaki
Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Kagero 1939
Maizuru Kaigun Kosho
1940/09/17 1941/04/28 1944/10/26
sunk
Namesake: "Fall Gales" ("podzimnÝ vich°ice")
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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   SoExpFor/MaFor/CovGrp/DesDiv4 distant cover for Malaya and Philippines landing, escort Malaya troop convoys   99 
42/01/14 42/02/15   MaFor/DesDiv4 distant cover for Dutch India landings   99 
42/02/25 42/03/07   WeFor/WeAshipGrp/DesDiv4 land Java   89 
42/03/01     WeFor/WeAshipGrp/DesDiv4 sinking/share(Arashi) Dutch m/s Toradja (981 BRT)   89 
42/03/01     WeFor/WeAshipGrp/DesDiv4 sinking/share(Arashi) CM Scott Harley (RN - 620 BRT)   89 
42/03/02     WeFor/WeAshipGrp/DesDiv4 sinking/share (Maja, Arashi) Stronghold (12-20S, 112-00E)   89 
42/03/03     WeFor/WeAshipGrp/DesDiv4 sinking/share PG-21 Asheville S of Java (12-33S, 111-35E)   85 
42/03/04     WeFor/WeAshipGrp/DesDiv4 sinking/share (Atago, Takao) sloop Yarra (RAN), AMS #51 (RN), AO Francol, depot ship Anking   99 
42/03/18     DesDiv4 escort Atago on inspection ceuise Staring Bay > Tarakan > Balikpapan > Makassar > Singapore > Penang   99 
42/04/04 42/04/18   DesDiv4 escort Atago from Penang to Cam Ranh Bay > Jokosuka   99 
42/04/18 42/05/1?     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
42/05/27 42/06/09   B2/StrFor1/SupGrp/DesDiv4 xMidway  
42/06/05     B2/StrFor1/SupGrp/DesDiv4 finishing/share Akagi  
42/06/09 42/07/12   CovFor/DesDiv4 land Kiska   99 
42/07/14     3rdFlt/DesRon10/DesDiv4 IJN reorganization   99 
42/08/16 42/08/25 KI ForvScoFor/DesDiv4 xEasSol   99 
42/09/01 42/09/0?     escort AO Toa Maru from Truk to Shortland   99 
42/09/06 42/09/09     escort AO Toa Maru (towing Shirakumo) from Shortland to Truk   99 
42/09/1? 42/10/29   3rdFlt/StrFor1/DesRon10/DesDiv4 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 - damaged in air attack (near misses) - 11 KIA   99 
42/10/1? 42/10/2?   RefGrp xCSruz   104 
42/10/10 42/10/1?     sail from Shortland to join fleet N of Solomons   99 
42/11/02 42/11/06     escort Shokaku from Truk to Kure   99 
42/11/23 42/12/01     escort Akicu Maru from Kure to Truk > Rabaul   99 
42/12/01 42/12/02     sail from Rabaul to Shortland   99 
42/12/03     TokioEx/TranGrp/DesDiv4 supply-drum transport run ot Guadalcanal   99 
42/12/07     TokioEx/DesDiv4 supply-drum transport run to Guadalcanal - disabld(bomb) - 17 KIA - towed back by Naganami   99 
42/12/13 42/12/18     towed by Maikaze from Shortland to Truk   99 
42/12/18 43/02     Truk - repairs   99 
43/02/16 43/02/24     escort convoy from Truk to Saipan > Jokosuka   99 
43/02/24 43/08     Jokosuka - repairs   99 
43/08/01 43/08/05     sail from Jokosuka to Truk   99 
43/08/12 43/08/16     escort Unjo from Truk to Jokosuka   99 
43/08/26 43/09/02     escort Unjo from Jokosuka to Truk   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 Maikaze) 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   3rdFlt/RefGrp/DesDiv4 escort AO Nippon Maru supporting fleet operating in Marshalls, then returned to Truk   99 
43/12/11 43/12/16     escort Kongo and Haruna from Truk to Sasebo   99 
44/01/04 44/01/09     escort Atago from Jokosuka to Truk  
44/01/19 44/01/22     escort Kokujo Maru from Truk to Rabaul   99 
44/01/24 44/01/25     troop transport run from Rabaul to Lorengau, Manus   99 
44/01/25 44/01/28     sail from Lorengau to Kavieng, join Kokujo Maru and escort to Truk   99 
44/01/30 44/02/12     escort convoys Truk <> Rabaul   99 
44/02/17       escort Katori and AP Akagi Maru from Truk towards Jokosuka   99 
44/02/17       damage(bomb) escaping Truk, Katori and Akagi Maru sunk   99 
44/02/17 44/02/24     joined Jamagumo and Asaka Maru, then to Jokosuka   99 
44/03/12 44/03/19     escort convoy from Kisarazu to Saipan   99 
44/03/12       removed ComDesRon11 from Tacuta, became convoy flagship   99 
44/03/24 44/04/01   F escort convoy from Saipan to Jokosuka   99 
44/05/11 44/05/16     escort (with Jamagumo, Hajashimo) CarDiv2 from Saeki to Tawi Tawi   99 
44/06/1? 44/06/23 A-Go ForB/DesRon10/DesDiv4 xPhilip   81 
44/06/10 44/06/12 KON3 TranGrp 3rd Biak Reinforce   86 
44/06/13 44/06/1?     escort BatDiv1 from Batjan to jin fleet in Philippine Sea   99 
44/06/23 44/06/26     sail from Okinawa to Guimarras to pick up AOs   99 
44/06/26 44/06/29     escort AOs from Guimarras to Davao   99 
44/07/01 44/07/15   DesDiv4 escort Fuso from Davao to Tarakan > Kure   99 
44/07/30 44/08/0?     troop transport run from Jokosuka to Cicijima   99 
44/08/15 44/08/21     escort Haruna from Sasebo to Singapore   99 
44/10/17 44/10/19     escort supply force from Lingga to Brunei   99 
44/10/22 44/10/26   CenFor/DesRon10/DesDiv4 xLeyte   99 
44/10/24     CenFor/DesRon10/DesDiv4 xSibuya   99 
44/10/25     CenFor/DesRon10/DesDiv4 xSamar - sinking/share Johnston, rescued Cikuma survivors, fininshing Cikuma   99 
44/10/26     CenFor/DesRon10/DesDiv4 sunk(TG 34.5) 65 miles SSE of Legaspi - lost with all hands including Cikuma survivors   99 

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 13░00┤N,124░54┤E; 1945/01/10 struck from Navy List
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