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Umikaze

Ship_PJSD002_Umikaze_1925.png
Overview
60000 Credits.png Cost
8600 Hit Points
Mobility
33 kt Max Speed
4 s Rudder Shift Time
540 m Turn Radius
Armor
-1 - -1 mm Hull Armor
-1 - -1 mm Citadel Armor
-1 - -1 mm Deck Armor
-1 - -1 mm Extremities Armor
Primary Armament
Guns
Secondary Armament
Guns
Torpedoes
Torpedoes
Aircrafts
Recon Squadrons
Visibility
2.3 km Aerial Detection Range
5.6 km Surface Detection Range
II
Umikaze
60000
The first Japanese destroyer designed to operate in high seas. When it was commissioned, Umikaze was one of the world's strongest destroyers and the fastest ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She carried very good torpedo and artillery armament for her time.

Modules

Cost, artilleryShotspeed artilleryRotationtime artilleryDamagehe artilleryDamageap
120 mm/40 Type41 5000 6 22.5 1700 1800

Cost, health planesAmount artilleryNumbarrels atbaNumbarrels aaNumbarrels
Umikaze (A) 8900 8600 0 1 1 0
Umikaze (B) 25000 10300 0 1 1 1

Cost, torpedoesDamage torpedoesMaxdist torpedoesSpeed torpedoesShotspeed
Type 42 12000 6133 5 44 2.7
Type44 mod. 2 36000 6800 8 48 2.5

Cost, suoMaxdist suoIncreasedistpercent
Type3 mod. 1 4000 8 0

Cost, mobilityMaxspeed
Propulsion: 20,500 hp 6000 33


Compatible Equipment

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Player Opinion

Performance

Pros

  • Upgraded Torpedoes have a very fast reload speed of 24 seconds and have a large range of 8 KM.
  • Surface Concealment is 5.6 km. This ship has the best concealment in the game.
  • Excellent HP when upgraded. Rivals tier 5 destroyer's HPs.
  • High mobility and speed.
  • Good match against other similarly tiered ships. Sampson for example has less alpha damage, but faster fire rate.

Cons

  • Very weak armor.
  • AA guns are flashy like in many destroyers, but are nearly ineffective.
  • Guns have a short range at 6.7km.
  • Easily damaged. Rudder and engine damage is common. Torpedo tubes and guns are very fragile as well.
  • Short ranged stock torpedoes combined with guns that have slow traverse and short range makes a stock Umikaze a suicide vessel.

The Umikaze is friendly to new players, having a fast torpedo reload rate, and a gratuitous amount of HP for a destroyer. You may use your guns freely at this tier, but be prepared to hold your fire as you go up in tier as a destroyer. One should contemplate getting the Torpedo Servicing Commander upgrade, which reduces the reload time of torpedoes and torpedo bombers should you transfer him to a carrier.
The Umikaze would appear to be a very unbalanced ship, having higher hp than the Sampson, better guns, and torpedoes that can sink the Sampson in one hit. However, it's steering and engines are very, very easily taken out. In that case, drop smoke. Smoke should be conserved for dire situations, but can still be used tactically to help team members escape or ambush the enemy. You can easily lose enemies by breaking smoke while escaping. Evasive maneuvers such as serpentine(movement in an S shaped pattern) will prove effective.


Early Research

It's simple upgrade system will begin with a hull upgrade and then proceed to torpedo upgrade.
This ship's main weapons are more comparable to secondaries as torpedoes usually are the main method of attack.


Historical Info

海風 Umikaze "Seawind"
The Umikaze-class destroyers (海風型駆逐艦 Umikazegata kuchikukan) were a class of two destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. They were the first large destroyers designed for open ocean service to be built in Japan.


The Umikaze-class destroyers proved to be largely experimental ships. The use of Parsons steam turbines pushed the design to the limits of capability of contemporary engineering and production technology, and the engines were plagued with maintenance issues, as well as tremendous fuel consumption. In an effort to reduce running expenses and to increase range, the boilers were modified from all heavy oil to two heavy oil and four coal-fired boilers. Even with the modification, the Umikaze vessels were largely retained for coastal patrol duties.

The Umikaze ships were rated at first-class destroyers on August 28, 1912, and served to June 1, 1930 when both were converted to minesweepers. Both were subsequently scrapped in 1936.

General Characteristics:

Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1,030 long tons (1,050 t) normal, 1,150 long tons (1,170 t)
Length: 94.5 m (310 ft) pp,98.5 m (323 ft)
Beam: 8.6 m (28 ft)
Draught: 2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Propulsion: 3-shaft Parsons steam turbine, 8 boilers, 20,500 ihp (15,300 kW)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 850 nmi (1,570 km) @ 11 kn (20 km/h)
Complement: 141

Armament:

2 x 120 mm/40 cal guns
5 x 80 mm/40 cal guns
2 x 450 mm torpedoes


Sources and External Links

Japan
Destroyers IITachibana IIUmikaze IITachibana Lima IIIWakatake IVIsokaze VMinekaze VFūjin VKamikaze VKamikaze R VMutsuki VIFubuki VIHatsuharu VIShinonome VIIAkatsuki VIIShiratsuyu VIIYūdachi VIIIAkizuki VIIIKagerō VIIIAsashio VIIIAsashio B VIIIHSF Harekaze VIIIAL Yukikaze VIIIArashi IXYūgumo IXKitakaze XShimakaze XHarugumo XHayate
Cruisers IHashidate IIChikuma IIITenryū IIIKatori IVYūbari IVKuma IVIwaki Alpha VFurutaka VYahagi VIAoba VIIMyōkō VIIARP Myōkō VIIARP Ashigara VIIARP Haguro VIISouthern Dragon VIIEastern Dragon VIIARP Nachi VIIIMogami VIIITone VIIIAtago VIIIAtago B VIIIARP Takao VIIIARP Maya IXIbuki IXAzuma XZaō XYoshino XKitakami
Battleship IIMikasa IIIKawachi IVMyōgi IVIshizuchi VKongō VARP Kongō VARP Kirishima VARP Haruna VARP Hiei VIFusō VIMutsu VIIse VIINagato VIIAshitaka VIIHyūga VIIIAmagi VIIIKii VIIIIgnis Purgatio VIIIRagnarok IXIzumo IXMusashi IXHizen XYamato XShikishima XARP Yamato
Aircraft Carriers IVHōshō VIRyūjō VIIIShōkaku VIIIKaga VIIIKaga B XHakuryū
Destroyers
USA IISampson IISmith IIIWickes IVClemson VNicholas VHill VIFarragut VIMonaghan VIIMahan VIISims VIISims B VIIIBenson VIIIKidd IXFletcher IXBenham IXBlack XGearing XSomers
UK IIMedea IIIValkyrie IIICampbeltown IVWakeful VAcasta VIIcarus VIGallant VIIJervis VIIILightning VIIICossack VIIICossack B IXJutland XDaring
USSR IIStorozhevoi IIIDerzki IVIzyaslav VGremyashchy VPodvoisky VOkhotnik VIGnevny VIIMinsk VIILeningrad VIIIOgnevoi VIIIKiev IXUdaloi IXTashkent IXNeustrashimy XKhabarovsk XGrozovoi XDD R-10
Japan IITachibana IIUmikaze IITachibana Lima IIIWakatake IVIsokaze VMinekaze VFūjin VKamikaze VKamikaze R VMutsuki VIFubuki VIHatsuharu VIShinonome VIIAkatsuki VIIShiratsuyu VIIYūdachi VIIIAkizuki VIIIKagerō VIIIAsashio VIIIAsashio B VIIIHSF Harekaze VIIIAL Yukikaze VIIIArashi IXYūgumo IXKitakaze XShimakaze XHarugumo XHayate