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2,700 Tons (standard)
3,700 Tons (full load)
440' 3" x 38' 1" x 13' 7"
8 x 100mm guns (4")
25mm AA guns
4 x 24" torpedo tubes
72 x depth charges
On November 12-13, 1942 participated in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, escorting Admiral Abe's Bombardment Force. During the battle, Teruzuki claimed hits on all seven enemy ships engaged, including one sunk. During the daylight hours of November 13, 1942 assisted damaged Hiei.
On November 14-15, 1942 participated in the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, as part of Admiral Kondo's Emergency Bombardment Force with Asagumo to provide close cover for larger warships. During the battle, assisted Kirishima and aided Asagumo and Samidare rescue survivors.
Afterwards, steamed for Truk arriving on November 18, 1942 and became the flagship of Comdesron 10 under Rear Admiral Kimura Susumu, then was relieved when Agano arrived at Truk. On December 3, 1942 suffered minor damage when the destroyer clipped a coral reef at Truk. After checks, Teruzuki departed on December 5, 1942 and steamed to the Shortlands and became flagship of Comdesron 2 under the command of Rear Admiral Tanaka Raizo.
On December 11, 1942 departed leading an "Tokyo Express" overnight supply run to Guadalcanal.
Officially, removed from the Navy list on January 15, 1943. Most Japanese official sources incorrectly list her sinking as 20 miles northeast of Kolombangara at Lat 7° 50' S Long 157° 30'E.30
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