Hayate (1925)

Destroyer No. 13, later Hayate, running trials in 1925. Original photo public domain in Japan.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1922
Launched
1925
Commissioned
1925
AD/BC
AD
History

The Kamikaze-class destroyer Hayate was laid down 11 November, 1922. Commissioned on 1 December, 1925, Hayate, like all Japanese destroyers of the time, was not given her name until the late 1920s, originally named Destroyer No. 13. Upon completion, she was assigned to Destroyer Division 29, and remained with the unit for the next two decades. At the outbreak of war with the US, Hayate was assigned to the force attacking Wake Island. She became the first Japanese warship sunk in the war, when, on 11 December, 1941, the Marines on Wake hit her magazines with 5" guns removed from scrapped battleships. Hayate blew up and sank with all hands.