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Yūgumo Class Destroyer
390' 11" x 35' 5" x 12' 4"
6 x 127mm guns
28 x 25mm AA guns
4 x 13mm AA guns
8 x 24" torpedo tubes
36 depth charges
Built by Uraga Dock Company near Tokyo. Laid down March 16, 1943. Launched February 29, 1944. Completed May 16, 1944 as as a Yūgumo-class destroyer named Kiyoshimo 清霜 meaning "Clear Frost". That same day delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) under the command of Commander Miyazaki Isamu and assigned to Desron 11 for training.
On October 24, 1944 this destroyer rescued survivors of the Musashi.
On December 24, 1944 a Japanese Navy force including two cruisers: Ashigara and Ōyodo plus eight destroyers: Kiyoshimo, Asashimo, Kasumi, Kaya, Kashi, and Sugi departs Camranh Bay off Indochina (Vietnam) as part of "Operation Rei-Go" a raiding force to Magarin Bay to conduct a shore bombardment against the San Jose beachhead area of western Mindoro Island.
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