|127 mm/50 3rd Year Type3 х 2 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire6.67 shots/min.|
|Reload Time9 sec.|
|Rotation Speed6 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.|
|Firing Range10.95 km.|
|Maximum Dispersion97 m.|
|HE Shell127 mm HE Tipo 1|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage1800|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell7 %|
|Initial HE Shell Velocity915 m./s.|
|HE Shell Weight23 kg.|
|AP Shell127 mm AP Tipo 0|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage2200|
|Initial AP Shell Velocity915 m./s.|
|AP Shell Weight23 kg.|
|610 mm Quad2 х 4 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire0.54 shots/min.|
|Reload Time112 sec.|
|Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.|
|TorpedoTipo 93 mod. 2 dw|
|Maximum Damage20 967|
|Torpedo Speed67 knot|
|Torpedo Range9.99 km.|
|25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 12 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second10|
|. . . Firing Range3.09 km.|
|Maximum Speed35 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius640 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time3.6 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range6.84 km.|
|Air Detectability Range3.78 km.|
Asashio — Japanese promo premium Tier VIII destroyer.
Japanese destroyer Asashio was the ultimate ship of this type in Japan, built after the launch of the Fubuki-class ships. The absence of constraints on displacement allowed naval architects to find a good balance between speed, armament, and hull size. Due to a good overall layout, Asashio served as a prototype for the majority of subsequent Japanese destroyers.
Asashio was first released for sale worldwide on 27 April 2018. As of the 0.10.5 update (June 2021) She is no longer available.
|Secondary Gun Turrets|
|Rate of Fire|
|Torpedo Tubes Reload Time|
|180 Degree Turn Time|
|Tipo 93 mod. 2 dw||0,5||112||7,2||20 966||67||20||0||0|
|Firing Range Increase|
|Maximum Firing Range
|Tipo 8 mod. 1||0||0||0|
| Slot 1
| Slot 2
| Slot 3
| Slot 4
| Slot 5
Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".
Asashio is externally very comparable to her Tier VIII tech tree compatriot Kagero. They share nearly identical concealment ratings, maneuverability statistics, guns, and health. The two ships are extremely similar, but Asashio plays completely differently due to her unique torpedo armaments, and by having the Plantilla:Torpedo Reload Booster occupying a separate consumable slot (as with Akizuki).
Technically speaking, Asashio is the stealthiest destroyer in her matchmaking spread, having a slightly smaller air detection radius than Kagero and HSF Harekaze. This allows her to control vision and spotting ranges exceedingly well, utilizing her stealth as another layer of armor against enemy vessels. It is armor she desperately needs, as Asashio’s main weapons are her torpedoes, though her guns can be used in certain situations. It's her torpedoes which make her truly unique: Asashio is equipped with a deep water variant of the same Type 93 mod. 2 torpedoes found aboard other Tier VIII and IX Japanese ships, and similar to those found in the Pan-Asian destroyer line. They have increased flooding chance, are harder for enemies to detect, and have a whopping 20 kilometer range while still retaining 67 knots of speed... but can only hit battleships and aircraft carriers.As a result of Asashio only being able to damage battleships and the rare aircraft carrier with her torpedoes, she is a highly specialized ship: designed to really only do one thing, but to do it exceptionally well. She has only her guns with which to combat enemy cruisers and destroyers, a state of affairs that leaves her highly vulnerable to both ship types. Captains should not be afraid to use Asashio’s guns, however, as strategically engaging key targets can lead to the difference between a win and a loss. Using her concealment to avoid unwinnable fights is also a valid strategy, and can keep her in the game for longer.
- Stealthy, with a 5.4km surface detection range when fully kitted out.
- Torpedoes are extremely powerful against battleships.
- Has access to both Plantilla:Torpedo Reload Booster and Plantilla:Smoke Generator at the same time.
- Slow turret traverse [Expert Marksman is a must] and slow reload hinder her ability to gunfight other ships, especially destroyers.
- Torpedoes can only hit battleships and aircraft carriers, limiting her target selection.
- Slow speed for a destroyer at only 35 knots.
- No AA defense to speak of.
LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Asashio from the NA forums
The recommended upgrades for Asashio are as follows:
- Slot 1: Modificación 1 del armamento principal
- Slot 2: Protección de la sala de máquinas
- Slot 3: Modificación 1 de los sistemas de tiro
- Slot 4: Modificación 1 de la propulsión
- Slot 5: Modificación 1 del sistema de ocultación
Plantilla:Commander Skills 3 DD
Asashio equips the following consumables:
- Slot 1: Damage Control Party
- Slot 2: Plantilla:Smoke Generator
- Slot 3: Engine Boost
- Slot 4: Plantilla:Torpedo Reload Booster
As a premium ship, Asashio comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.
Asashio captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship’s performance in battle. Captains looking to improve upon the ship’s armament should mount Victor Lima (Plantilla:Victor Lima), Juliet Whiskey Unaone (Plantilla:Juliet Whiskey Unaone), and November Foxtrot (Plantilla:November Foxtrot) signal flags. Sierra Mike (Plantilla:Sierra Mike) signal flags are recommended to increase the ships top speed. Juliet Charlie (Plantilla:Juliet Charlie) flags are also recommended to prevent detonations.
|Recommended Signal Flags|
November Echo Setteseven
Mike Yankee Soxisix
Juliet Whiskey Unaone
|Key: ★★★ - Extremely Useful ★★ - Frequently Useful ★ - Occasionally Useful No stars - Not Useful|
- Builder: Sasebo Naval Arsenal; Sasebo, Japan
- Laid down: 7 September 1935
- Launched: 16 December 1936
- Commissioned: 31 August 1937
- 2000 tons displacement, standard
- 118.3m length
- 10.3m beam
- 3.7m draft
- 2-shaft geared turbine
- 3 Kampon boilers
- 35 knots at 50,000 shaft horsepower
- 5,700 nm at 15 knots
- Six (3x2) Type 3 127 mm 50 caliber naval guns
- Twenty-eight (14x2) Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun
- Four (4×1) Type 93 13 mm machine guns
- Eight (2x4) 610 mm (24 in) torpedo tubes
- Sixteen Type 93 torpedoes
In order to correct the deficiencies found in previous Japanese destroyers, the designers of the Shiratsuyu-class sacrificed performance for design integrity, a decision they were unable to rectify until Japan withdrew from the London Naval Treaties. The Asashio-class of destroyers — part of the 1934 Navy program — were borne out of that necessity of improvement, and history would venerate this class of 10 destroyers to be proficient and capable vessels; they would be the template for all future Japanese destroyer designs till the end of the Second World War.
With the shackles of treaty limitations cast aside, the designers opted to push standard displacement past 2,000 tons; the first native destroyer design to do so. The increase in length had the positive ramification of improving crew quarters. While the propulsion set-up was identical to the previous class — 3 Kampon boilers feeding into two turbines, each driving a shaft — the designers opted to use the latest available machinery that ran at higher temperatures and pressures. The outcome was an increase of output to about 50,000 shaft horsepower. Despite the increase of tonnage, the class managed to attain speeds to 35 knots. The setup was not perfect, however; Asashio showed instabilities while turning, which prompted the installation of a modified stern and rudder for the remaining vessels in the class that managed to decrease the turning radius. Other troubles included teething issues with the turbines, which took years to rectify.
The most striking feature was the return to the dual-gun only armament setup pioneered on the Fubuki-class. Asashio featured six 127mm guns found in three turrets: one forward with a super firing pair aft. Unlike her predecessors the 'X'-turret was placed elevated on the shelter deck. The design called for the reuse of the Type C turret mounts, which traded gun elevation angle for a lighter, yet fully enclosed, armor shell. As well, the class retained the improved torpedo layout of their predecessors: two (2) quadruple-tube torpedo launchers positioned along the centerline, with a reload stored for each pack in a deck house. For anti-aircraft defense, the destroyers were armed with a meager pair of the new Type 96 25mm cannons in dual-mounts.
The bulk of wartime modifications bolstered the sub-par anti-aircraft abilities of the class. The first phase of refits in late 1942 replaced the dual-mounted 25mm guns with triple mounts. The largest refit saw the removal of 'X'-turret in order to install a further pair of triple-mount 25mm guns, and was completed in mid-1944. Late 1944 saw the addition of single-mount 25mm guns all across the forward superstructure. Additionally, all ships of the class received the No. 22 and No. 13 radar sets, installed on the fore and mainmasts, respectively.
Asashio (朝潮, lit. "Morning Tide"), the lead ship of the class, was the first ship to be laid down on 7 September 1935 at the Sasebo Naval Arsenal. Launched 16 December 1936, she was completed 31 August 1937.
Asashio was the first destroyer of the IJN to have a displacement greater than 2,000 tons. During her initial trials, she suffered from steering problems and issues with her unreliable new 50,000 shaft horsepower turbines, but these flaws were ironed out for the class as a whole by the beginning of the Second World War. Issues aside, the overall design for Asashio was considered successful, and her design was repeated in the later Kagero and Yūgumo classes. Asashio herself spent her pre-war service in training and modernization to fix her outstanding issues, before Japan joined the war.
At the time of Pearl Harbor, Asashio was the lead ship of the 8th Destroyer Division, consisting of Asashio, Ōshio, Michishio and Arashio, stationed in the South China Sea escorting transports bound for British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. On 19 February 1942, while DesDiv8 were escorting two transports near Bali in the Dutch East Indies, the destroyers came under attack from a combined Dutch-American-British force consisting of two submarines, seven destroyers, and three cruisers. While the three Dutch light cruisers were decently modern vessels, the American Clemson-class destroyers were sorely outdated compared to the four Asashio-class destroyers. In the resulting Battle of Badung Strait, Asashio herself successfully struck the Dutch destroyer HNLMS Piet Hein with a 61cm torpedo, sinking the Dutch destroyer immediately, suffering only light damage in return. She continued to serve around the Dutch East Indies until late May, when she and her division transferred to the central Pacific. She was present at the Battle of Midway, escorting the Support Group that was covering the troop convoys to Midway. On 6 June during the battle, she came under attack by US planes, taking a hit from a 500-pound bomb and sustaining medium damage. She and sister-ship Arashio rescued 240 survivors from the sinking heavy cruiser Mikuma, and then escorted badly-damaged Mogami back to Truk on 14 June.
Following repairs that stretched into late October 1942, Asashio returned to the front lines to take part in the Guadalcanal campaign. She saw no combat during her time serving in the Solomon Islands, making several successful transport runs in the area for the rest of 1942. During this time, she helped light cruiser Isuzu limp back to port after suffering damage from the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, then towed Shiratsuyu-class destroyer Umikaze back to the island of Rabaul for repairs, and later escorted Zuikaku, Mutsu, and Suzuya from Truk to mainland Japan. By mid-February 1943 she was back on duty in the southwestern Pacific. While escorting a troop convoy in the Bismarck Sea, she came under attack by a joint US-AUS air strike. The first wave of attacks was devastating: all seven transports took hits that left them burning or sinking, and destroyers Tokitsukaze, Shirayuki and Arashio were sunk. The fourth destroyer and final destroyer to sink was Asashio. While picking up survivors from Arashio the following morning of the strike, a second wave attacked, with a B-17 striking her amidships with a 500-pound bomb, damaging her beyond repair. She sank quickly, going down with roughly 200 of her crew of 226 enlisted men and officers.
- Asashio was only painted in overall IJN gray.
- Asashio’s name written in katakana on both sides of the hull are missing.
- The Type 93 mod. 2 torpedo was actually an experimental type designed in 1935 to meet a staff requirement for a higher speed torpedo for destroyers. It was discontinued in 1941 and did not enter service.
- Japanese destroyer Asashio (1936) - Wikipedia
- Asashio-class destroyer - Wikipedia
- Asashio Arrives for a Golden Week Celebration - ASASHIO - ARMADA - News - World of Warships
- Asashio: Fleet-based Destroyers’ Milestone - News - World of Warships
- Asashio: Between Courage and Recklessness - News - World of Warships
- Asashio - Armada - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
- CombinedFleet.com, Asashio Class Notes; Allyn Nevitt
- Globalsecurity.org, IJN Shiratsuyu class destroyers
- Midway1942.com, Asashio class
Ship Change Log
See here for links to Update notes.
- Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.7.0.
- First appeared on sale in April 2018.
- Update 0.7.6:
- Improved display of thin elements on the hull.
- Update 0.7.9:
- Available in the game client for purchase for doubloons.
- Update 0.7.11:
- HE shell damage increased from 1,800 to 2,150, fire chance increased from 7 to 9%.
- Update 0.9.5:
- Small changes to geometry and textures.
- Update 0.10.5:
- Asashio was removed from sale and no longer available to purchase.
- Update 0.11.9:
- Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.