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Japanese destroyer Take (1919)
Japanese destroyer Kuri in 1937.jpg
Sister ship Kuri at anchor, 1937
Career (Empire of Japan)
Name: Take
Builder: Kawasaki Shipyards, Kobe, Japan
Laid down: 2 December 1918
Launched: 26 August 1919
Decommissioned: 1 February 1940
Fate: Recommissioned and converted to training ship; scuttled as breakwater at Akita port in 1948.
General characteristics as built
Type: Momi-class destroyer
  • 850 long tons (864 t) (normal)
  • 1,020 long tons (1,036 t) (deep load)
  • 275 ft (83.8 m) (pp)
  • 280 ft (85.3 m) (o/a)
  • Beam: 26 ft (7.9 m)
    Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
    Installed power:
    • 3 × Kampon water-tube boilers
    • 21,500 shp (16,000 kW)
    Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 × geared steam turbines
    Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
    Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
    Complement: 110

    The Japanese destroyer Take (?) was one of 21 Momi-class destroyers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1910s. She was decommissioned in 1940 before being recommissioned as a training ship. She was finally scuttled as a breakwater at Akita port in 1948.

    Design and description

    The Momi class was designed with higher speed and better seakeeping than the preceding Enoki-class second-class destroyers.[1] The ships had an overall length of 280 feet (85.3 m) and were 275 feet (83.8 m) between perpendiculars. They had a beam of 26 feet (7.9 m), and a mean draft of 8 feet (2.4 m). The Momi-class ships displaced 850 long tons (864 t) at standard load and 1,020 long tons (1,036 t) at deep load.[2] Take was powered by two Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft using steam provided by three Kampon water-tube boilers.[3] The turbines were designed to produce 21,500 shaft horsepower (16,000 kW) to give the ships a speed of 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph). The ships carried a maximum of 275 long tons (279 t) of fuel oil which gave them a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). Their crew consisted of 110 officers and crewmen.[4]

    The main armament of the Momi-class ships consisted of three 12-centimeter (4.7 in) Type 3 guns in single mounts; one gun forward of the well deck, one between the two funnels, and the last gun atop the aft superstructure. The guns were numbered '1' to '3' from front to rear. The ships carried two above-water twin sets of 533-millimeter (21 in) torpedo tubes; one mount was in the well deck between the forward superstructure and the bow gun and the other between the aft funnel and aft superstructure.[2]

    Construction and career

    Take, built at the Kawasaki Shipyards in Kobe, Japan, was launched on 26 August 1919 and completed on 25 December 1919. She was stricken from the Navy List on 1 February 1940 before being recommissioned as a training ship. she was finally scuttled as a breakwater at Akita port in 1948.


    1. Watts & Gordon, p. 259
    2. 2.0 2.1 Jentschura, Jung & Mickel, p. 137
    3. Friedman, p. 244
    4. Watts & Gordon, p. 260


    • Friedman, Norman (1985). "Japan". In Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1921. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-907-3. 
    • Jentschura, Hansgeorg; Jung, Dieter; Mickel, Peter (1977). Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869–1945. Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute. ISBN 0-87021-893-X. 
    • Watts, Anthony J.; Gordon, Brian G. (1971). The Imperial Japanese Navy. Garden City, New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-35603-045-8. 

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