IJN Yugumo

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Yugumo class (1942)
General characteristics
228 peopleCrew
2 560 tDisplacement
7Number of section
3 / 3 / 3 mmMain fire tower armor
25.39999961853 mm (steel)Hull armor
8 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 127 mm Type 3 gun3 x Turret
300 roundsAmmunition
-7° / 75°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon2 x Turret
3 900 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
16 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 torpedoSetup 1
8 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 2
16 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 torpedo
8 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 3
61 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
230 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/2 830 / 3 608/3 610 / 4 602Repair
65 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
230 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
820 Ge icon.pngAces
160 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage IJN Yugumo.jpg

The Yugumo class (1942) is a rank III Japanese destroyer with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy". This is a last torpedo focused boat, before player gets introduced into the gunboat-style of the Akizuki destroyer.

General info

Survivability and armour

Fully-spaded IJN Yugumo is both: fast and manoeuvrable, allowing it to quickly face the enemy for an optimal torpedo deployment

IJN Yugumo upgrades over IJN Ayanami in survivability, primarily due to its lower profile, but also higher crew count. Notably Yugumo has a much lower freeboard, lower forecastle and much smaller smoke funnels. This in effect gives it a better chance of avoiding enemy fire, especially at the long range, even though overall it is a longer ship. Additionally its survivability further is aided by having ammunition stored deep underneath the water line, what ensures survival if faced with AP shells, and having torpedo turrets protected against fragmentation damage, though they are still one of the easiest components to damage on the ship.

That said though, comparing to the equivalents in its BR, the ship has a relatively low crew count, sailing just a 2/3 of the Leningrad men, in a short-range fights Yugumo has to rely on its overwhelming firepower to take down the enemy before suffering overwhelming causalities itself.


Stock Yugumo has a maximum speed of 58 km/h, which upgrades to 79 km/s with all the seakeeping modifications. Overall its relatively comparable with equivalents in other nations, if not slightly slower, though the differences are within 5% range between most of the destroyers in the same BR. Maximum reverse speed is -23 km/s stock and -31 km/h spaded.


Primary armament

Main article: Type 3 (127 mm)

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Secondary armament

The Yugumo is equipped with two twin mountings of the 25 mm Type 96 autocannon. On destroyer like this, its best use is as anti-aircraft armament. The high-explosive type rounds this gun fires will have no trouble knocking out any airplane it hits. AP type rounds are also available and can be used against small torpedo boats that want to sneak. Each twin mounting is placed on side of the ship which mean they can't shoot at the same target unless its aircraft.

  • Universal belts: good balance between firepower and tracer contents, useful for newcomers to the Japanese 25 mm autocannon.
  • APT belts: Full of AP shells, good against boats but you might not meet lots of them in destroyer.
  • HEI belts: Trades tracer rounds for extra firepower, harder to aim but very good at knocking out aircraft.

Torpedo armament

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Special armament

Main article: Type 95 depth charge

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Can release 8 torpedoes at once
  • Torpedoes are the "Long Lances," they travel a far distance (over 10 miles) and pack a punch
  • Good mobility


  • No access to armour-piercing shells
  • Weak anti-aircraft armament, especially against higher altitude bombers
  • Torpedo tubes are damaged easily


The Yugumo-class (Destroyer Type A) was conceived from Kagero-class on which it improved everything, from AA-weapons to new engines. They were considered as elite units and always assigned to escort primary fleet units. They were all lost during the Pacific War.


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See also

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External links

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