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Ship Wreck IJN Hayate

This Kamikaze class Destroyer was sunk by U.S. shore batteries on 11 December 1941. She was the first Japanese warship to be sunk during the Second World War. Only one man from the 169 men aboard was rescued.

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: IJN
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