IJN Kiyoshimo

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
Yugumo class, Kiyoshimo (1944)
General characteristics
228 peopleCrew
2560 tDisplacement
7Number of section
3 / 3 / 3 mmMain fire tower armor
16 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 127 mm Type 3 gun3 x Turret
300 roundsAmmunition
-7° / 75°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon14 x Turret
1500 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
3 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon4 x Turret
4500 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannonTurret
3000 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
Anti-aircraft armament
13.2 mm Type 93 machine gun4 x Turret
1800 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
476 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
16 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 3 torpedoSetup 1
8 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 2
16 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 3 torpedo
8 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 3
Sl icon.png0/2100/2900Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
154 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png120 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Premium Japanese destroyer IJN Kiyoshimo. For other uses, see Yugumo (Family).


GarageImage IJN Kiyoshimo.jpg

The Yugumo class, Kiyoshimo (1944) is a premium gift rank III Japanese destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

Main article: Type 3 (127 mm)

The Kiyoshimo has six 127 mm dual purpose guns that have a high velocity and flat trajectory that enables you to easily hit targets at 10 km. With an Ace crew, you can reduce the reload rate to ~6 seconds, which enables you to win long ranged gunfights. If the Kiyoshimo is caught at close range, it is suggested to take out the enemies turrets and go for crew as these guns lack any type of AP shells.

Secondary armament

The Kiyoshimo is armed with twenty-eight 25 mm anti-aircraft guns as its secondary armament. These are effective at close range as they can throw a lot of shells into the air, but it is recommended to stay near allied ships for air cover as the range of these guns is short.

Anti-aircraft armament

Main article: Type 93 (13.2 mm)

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Torpedo armament

The Kiyoshimo's torpedoes are the special Type 93 Mod 3 torpedoes, the only other user being the IJN Akizuki. It has reduced range of 15 km compared to the standard 20 km Type 93 Model 1s found on other Japanese ships. While not gaining any speed advantage, it does gain an even larger warhead: ~1000 kg of TNT instead of ~600. These torpedoes have a tendency to oneshot anything they hit. These are especially useful in Naval EC.

Special armament

Main article: Type 95 depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 25 mm APT belt Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 25 mm HEIT belts Auxiliary Armament Targeting 127 mm Type 1 HE
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Bomb mortar
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons


  • Good top speed
  • Good manoeuvrability
  • 2 quad torpedo launchers with one reload each
  • Very deadly torpedoes
  • 127 mm guns have good ballistics
  • 28 x 25 mm AA with a lot of ammunition


  • Slow turret traverse
  • Turrets tend to be taken out often
  • 25 mm AA only effective at close range (max range about 3 km)
  • 127 mm guns have no AP (Only HE and HE-DF)
  • 127 mm guns are almost useless against air targets (due to slow traverse)


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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Japan destroyers
Mutsuki-class  IJN Mutsuki
Fubuki-class  IJN Ayanami
Shiratsuyu-class  IJN Yuudachi
Yugumo-class  IJN Yugumo · IJN Kiyoshimo
Shimakaze-class  IJN Shimakaze
Akizuki-class  IJN Akizuki

Japan premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Type 4 Model 4 · Type T-14 (Mod. 01)
Motor torpedo gun boats  PG 02
Gunboats  Akebono
Destroyers  IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Yuudachi
Light cruisers  IJN Mikuma