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Warship Class - Akizuki - Destroyer

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Warship Class - Akizuki - Destroyer
Name Akizuki
Country Japan (Details)
Period World War II
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Destroyer
Preceded By Kagerō (Details)
Number Planned 32
Number Completed 12
First Commisioned 1942
Last Year Active 1963
Other Nations Taiwan, Soviet Union



History: The Akizuki-class destroyers (秋月型駆逐艦 Akizuki-gata Kuchikukan) was a class of destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) built during World War II to complement the Kagerō class, primarily for the role of anti-aircraft screening for carrier battle groups.[4] The class was also designed the Type-B Destroyer (乙型駆逐艦, Otsu-gata Kuchikukan), from their plan name. During the war, the class proved to be a very capable multipurpose platform and was well regarded in the IJN.

History:
Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa's subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is known for skyscrapers, shopping and pop culture.

Although legend has it that Japan was founded in 660BC, archaeologists agree that settlement in the Japanese archpelago dates back as far as 100,000 years. The Jomon Period (8000-c.300BC) is the earliest that has been studied. It is named after the 'jomon' or cord-marked pattern style of pottery of the period.


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Item created by: gdm on 2019-05-08 09:35:47. Last edited by gdm on 2019-05-08 09:37:37

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