Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Japanese Destroyer Shigure-- Part 1

From Wikipedia. //// This was the destroyer sunk by Walter Taverna's submarine USS Blackfin, which I have been writing about. //// The Shigure was a Shiratsuyu-class destroyer in Japan's Imperial Navy. It had the ruputation of being a "lucky" or "unsinkable" ship along with the destroyer Yukikaze. They received the name because both had had been the sole surviving ship in numerous engagements. //// It was commissioned 7 September 1936 and was at the Battles of Midway, First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Vella Gulf, Horaniu, Vella LaVelle, Empress Augusta Bay, Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf and Surigano Gulf. //// --GreGen

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