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  • Since the Luck Stat is difficult to modernize, it is listed as Base(Max).
No. Name Class Remodel Icon Icon Gun Icon Torpedo Icon AA Icon ASW Icon LOS Icon Luck Icon HP Icon Armor Icon Evasion Icon Speed Icon Aircraft FuelKai AmmoKai Notes
317
Shimushu 40 35 0 53 77 28 50(89) 17 33 92 Slow 0 10 10
318
36 52 75 29 45(88) 91
334
Etorofu 37 37 54 79 28 40(88) 92
335
38 55 9(59) 89
339
39 54 29 88
340
47 36 53 81 28 49(94) 34 93
365
48 35 55 80 27 40(84) 92
351
Hiburi 37 38 62 83 29 9(59) 18 87
352
36 61 85 28 37(87) 35 90
No. Name Class Remodel Icon Icon Gun Icon Torpedo Icon AA Icon ASW Icon LOS Icon Luck Icon HP Icon Armor Icon Evasion Icon Speed Icon Aircraft FuelKai AmmoKai Notes

General Notes:

  • DEs cannot replace DDs in most of the ship type specific applications, unless otherwise specified.
    • It has been found that, in several specific situations, for instance, in the formation of a Transportation Escort combined fleet, DEs are allowed to substitute DDs to meet the required minimal amount of DDs in the fleet. (Does not work for CTF/STF)
    • It has also been found that DEs can replace other ship types in some specific expeditions.
  • DEs only require a 60 displayed ASW value to perform OASW, as opposed to 100 for other ship classes.
  • All implemented DEs have a slow speed, and thus cannot be used in branching rules that require a fast fleet.
  • Unlike destroyers, they cannot equip Torpedoes, Turbines, Engines, Star shells, Searchlights, or Drums. They also have no torpedo stats, making them incapable of performing torpedo strikes, and cannot increase their speed by using turbine/engine combination.
  • Although the plan to implement this ship class has existed ever since the year of 2013 when the year when the game started, according to the quarterly book 艦これ鎮守府生活のすゝめVol.1 released at the time, players were told to be patient about their implementation since they are for the final phase of the war despite stating that they want to release them as soon as possible. The ship class was ultimately implemented in May 2017 via Spring Event of the year.

Historical backgroundEdit

Developed originally as fishery protection ships, with a secondary minesweeping and tertiary convoy escort wartime function, the Shimushu class coastal defence ships (Kaibōkan) became during the war the template for the main type of oceanic convoy escorts built by the IJN. These ships were initially conceived in the early 1930s, a resurgent Russian naval presence in the Far East resulted in a number of incidents involving Japanese fisheries in disputed waters, they were consistent with the unlimited category (Article 8) of the London Naval Treaty of 1930 that allowed to build ships like the British sloops, French avisos and the American Erie class patrol gunboats, but they were effectively authorised and built only with the 1937 naval programme, after Japan had left the Treaty system and the Second London Naval Treaty had removed those quantitative limitations that justified the introduction of an unlimited category.


Originally coastal defence ship was a classification used for obsolete battleships and cruisers deemed unfit for first line duties and assigned to coastal defence, it became a separate classification that included only the new escorts in July 1942, the surviving obsolete armoured cruisers were reclassified as heavy cruisers; the new classification was also moved from the Gunkan sub-group, which included main combatants like battleships, cruisers, carriers, etc. to the baseline Kantei group, which included destroyers, submarines, torpedo boats, etc.


Coastal defence ships are divided into six classes: Shimushu, Etorofu, Mikura, Ukuru, No.1 and No.2. Some authors rate the Hiburi class, which were hybrids between the Mikura and Ukuru built only by Hitachi, as a separate class, but others consider them to be part of the Ukuru class, officially they were part of the Mikura class. The official classification divided them into the following types:

Type A: Shimushu, Etorofu, Mikura, Ukuru

Type C: No.1

Type D. No.2

but as designed they had been originally divided into:

Type A: Etorofu

Tybe B: Mikura

Modified Type B: Ukuru

Type C: No.1

Type D: No.2

Shimushu class as a prototype had not been designed as part of any group, even though it was later retro-actively assigned to the Type A in the official classification.


The lack of an ASW emphasis in the Shimushu class can be evinced from the limited depth charge stowage (12, increased to 24 since May 1942 and 60 since Autumn 1943) and the lack of sonar until Autumn 1942, coastal defence ships became genuine, purpose-built, convoy escorts only with the Mikura class, that was fitted with sonar since the beginning and carried 120 depth charges, albeit the minesweeping gear was dropped from the plans only with the Ukuru class. Mass production wasn't attempted until the Ukuru class and the Type C&D, which extensively employed welding and pre-fabrication.


During WWII the coastal defence ship classification was also used for the two former Chinese light cruisers Ning Hai and Ping Hai, in late 1943 the IJN decided to rebuild the two idle ships into escorts with a radically altered superstructure and armament analogous to the Type C&D kaibokan, they were respectively renamed Iaoshima and Isoshima. These relatively large ships were also supposed to serve as tenders for aircraft bases, for this purpose they were equipped with a crane on the mainmast, trucks, one daihatsu (14-m) and one shohatsu (10-m) landing craft. Yasoshima was re-rated as light cruiser for administrative reasons on 25 September 1944, it had been decided to appoint her as flagship for the newly organised First Transport Squadron, a role that required her to be rated as light cruiser.


See AlsoEdit

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Coastal Defense Ship Shimushu ShimushuDE Shimushu 517 Battle · KunashiriDE Kunashiri 518 Battle
Etorofu EtorofuDE Etorofu 524 Battle · MatsuwaDE Matsuwa 525 Battle · SadoDE Sado 531 Battle · TsushimaDE Tsushima 540 Battle · FukaeDE Fukae 565 Battle
Hiburi HiburiDE Hiburi 551 Battle · DaitouDE Daitou 552 Battle
Destroyer Kamikaze KamikazeDD Kamikaze 471 Battle · AsakazeDD Asakaze 472 Battle · HarukazeDD Harukaze 473 Battle · MatsukazeDD Matsukaze 371 Battle · HatakazeDD Hatakaze 475 Battle
Mutsuki MutsukiDD Mutsuki 001 Battle · KisaragiDD Kisaragi 002 Battle · YayoiDD Yayoi 164 Battle · UzukiDD Uzuki 165 Battle · SatsukiDD Satsuki 028 Battle · MinazukiDD Minazuki 481 Battle · FumizukiDD Fumizuki 029 Battle · NagatsukiDD Nagatsuki 006 Battle · KikuzukiDD Kikuzuki 030 Battle · MikazukiDD Mikazuki 007 Battle · MochizukiDD Mochizuki 031 Battle
Special Type Fubuki FubukiDD Fubuki 009 Battle · ShirayukiDD Shirayuki 010 Battle · HatsuyukiDD Hatsuyuki 032 Battle · MiyukiDD Miyuki 011 Battle · MurakumoDD Murakumo 033 Battle · IsonamiDD Isonami 012 Battle · UranamiDD Uranami 486 Battle
Ayanami AyanamiDD Ayanami 013 Battle · ShikinamiDD Shikinami 014 Battle · AmagiriDD Amagiri 479 Battle · SagiriDD Sagiri 480 Battle · OboroDD Oboro 093 Battle · AkebonoDD Akebono 015 Battle · SazanamiDD Sazanami 094 Battle · UshioDD Ushio 016 Battle
Akatsuki AkatsukiDD Akatsuki 034 Battle · Hibiki/ВерныйDD Hibiki 035 Battle
DD Верный 147 Battle
 · IkazuchiDD Ikazuchi 036 Battle · InazumaDD Inazuma 037 Battle
Hatsuharu HatsuharuDD Hatsuharu 038 Battle · NenohiDD Nenohi 039 Battle · WakabaDD Wakaba 040 Battle · HatsushimoDD Hatsushimo 041 Battle
Shiratsuyu ShiratsuyuDD Shiratsuyu 042 Battle · ShigureDD Shigure 043 Battle · MurasameDD Murasame 044 Battle · YuudachiDD Yuudachi 045 Battle · HarusameDD Harusame 405 Battle · SamidareDD Samidare 046 Battle · UmikazeDD Umikaze 458 Battle · YamakazeDD Yamakaze 457 Battle · KawakazeDD Kawakaze 459 Battle · SuzukazeDD Suzukaze 047 Battle
Asashio AsashioDD Asashio 095 Battle · OoshioDD Ooshio 096 Battle · MichishioDD Michishio 097 Battle · ArashioDD Arashio 098 Battle · AsagumoDD Asagumo 413 Battle · YamagumoDD Yamagumo 414 Battle · ArareDD Arare 048 Battle · KasumiDD Kasumi 049 Battle
Type A Kagerou KagerouDD Kagerou 017 Battle · ShiranuiDD Shiranui 018 Battle · KuroshioDD Kuroshio 019 Battle · OyashioDD Oyashio 456 Battle · HatsukazeDD Hatsukaze 190 Battle · YukikazeDD Yukikaze 020 Battle · AmatsukazeDD Amatsukaze 181 Battle · TokitsukazeDD Tokitsukaze 186 Battle · UrakazeDD Urakaze 168 Battle · IsokazeDD Isokaze 167 Battle · HamakazeDD Hamakaze 170 Battle · TanikazeDD Tanikaze 169 Battle · NowakiDD Nowaki 415 Battle · ArashiDD Arashi 454 Battle · HagikazeDD Hagikaze 455 Battle · MaikazeDD Maikaze 122 Battle · AkigumoDD Akigumo 132 Battle
Yuugumo YuugumoDD Yuugumo 133 Battle · MakigumoDD Makigumo 134 Battle · KazagumoDD Kazagumo 453 Battle · NaganamiDD Naganami 135 Battle · TakanamiDD Takanami 424 Battle · FujinamiDD Fujinami 485 Battle · HamanamiDD Hamanami 484 Battle · OkinamiDD Okinami 452 Battle · AsashimoDD Asashimo 425 Battle · HayashimoDD Hayashimo 409 Battle · KiyoshimoDD Kiyoshimo 410 Battle
Type B Akizuki AkizukiDD Akizuki 421 Battle · TeruzukiDD Teruzuki 422 Battle · SuzutsukiDD Suzutsuki 532 Battle · HatsuzukiDD Hatsuzuki 423 Battle
Type C Shimakaze ShimakazeDD Shimakaze 050 Battle
Type 1934 Z1DD Z1 174 Battle · Z3DD Z3 175 Battle
Maestrale LibeccioDD Libeccio 443 Battle
J JervisDD Jervis 519 Battle
Tashkent TashkentDD Tashkent 516 Battle
John C. Butler Samuel B. RobertsDD Samuel B. Roberts 561 Battle
Light Cruiser Tenryuu TenryuuCL Tenryuu 051 Battle · TatsutaCL Tatsuta 052 Battle
Kuma KumaCL Kuma 099 Battle · TamaCL Tama 100 Battle · KitakamiCL Kitakami 025 Battle · OoiCL Ooi 024 Battle · KisoCL Kiso 101 Battle
Nagara NagaraCL Nagara 021 Battle · IsuzuCL Isuzu 022 Battle · YuraCL Yura 023 Battle · NatoriCL Natori 053 Battle · KinuCL Kinu 113 Battle · AbukumaCL Abukuma 114 Battle
Sendai SendaiCL Sendai 054 Battle · JintsuuCL Jintsuu 055 Battle · NakaCL Naka 056 Battle
Yuubari YuubariCL Yuubari 115 Battle
Agano AganoCL Agano 137 Battle · NoshiroCL Noshiro 138 Battle · YahagiCL Yahagi 139 Battle · SakawaCL Sakawa 140 Battle
Ooyodo OoyodoCL Ooyodo 183 Battle
Torpedo Cruiser Kuma KitakamiCL Kitakami 025 Battle · OoiCL Ooi 024 Battle · KisoCL Kiso 101 Battle
Heavy Cruiser Furutaka FurutakaCA Furutaka 059 Battle · KakoCA Kako 060 Battle
Aoba AobaCA Aoba 061 Battle · KinugasaCA Kinugasa 123 Battle
Myoukou MyoukouCA Myoukou 062 Battle · NachiCA Nachi 063 Battle · AshigaraCA Ashigara 064 Battle · HaguroCA Haguro 065 Battle
Takao TakaoCA Takao 066 Battle · AtagoCA Atago 067 Battle · MayaCA Maya 068 Battle · ChoukaiCA Choukai 069 Battle
Mogami MogamiCA Mogami 070 Battle · MikumaCA Mikuma 120 Battle · SuzuyaCA Suzuya 124 Battle · KumanoCA Kumano 125 Battle
Tone ToneCA Tone 071 Battle · ChikumaCA Chikuma 072 Battle
Admiral Hipper Prinz EugenCA Prinz Eugen 176 Battle
Zara ZaraCA Zara 448 Battle · PolaCA Pola 449 Battle
Aviation Cruiser Mogami MogamiCA Mogami 070 Battle · MikumaCA Mikuma 120 Battle · SuzuyaCA Suzuya 124 Battle · KumanoCA Kumano 125 Battle
Tone ToneCA Tone 071 Battle · ChikumaCA Chikuma 072 Battle
Battleship Fast Battleship Kongou KongouFBB Kongou 078 Battle · HieiFBB Hiei 086 Battle · HarunaFBB Haruna 079 Battle · KirishimaFBB Kirishima 085 Battle
Bismarck BismarckFBB Bismarck 171 Battle
Vittorio Veneto Littorio/ItaliaFBB Littorio 441 Battle
FBB Italia 446 Battle
 · RomaFBB Roma 442 Battle
Iowa IowaFBB Iowa 440 Battle
Gangut Gangut/Oktyabrskaya RevolyutsiyaFBB Gangut 511 Battle
FBB Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya 512 Battle
Richelieu RichelieuFBB Richelieu 492 Battle
Battleship Fusou FusouBB Fusou 026 Battle · YamashiroBB Yamashiro 027 Battle
Ise IseBB Ise 077 Battle · HyuugaBB Hyuuga 087 Battle
Nagato NagatoBB Nagato 080 Battle · MutsuBB Mutsu 081 Battle
Yamato YamatoBB Yamato 131 Battle · MusashiBB Musashi 143 Battle
Queen Elizabeth WarspiteBB Warspite 439 Battle
Aviation Battleship Fusou FusouBB Fusou 026 Battle · YamashiroBB Yamashiro 027 Battle
Ise IseBB Ise 077 Battle · HyuugaBB Hyuuga 087 Battle
Carrier Light Carrier Houshou HoushouCVL Houshou 089 Battle
Ryuujou RyuujouCVL Ryuujou 076 Battle
Kasuga Maru Kasuga MaruCVL Kasuga Maru 521 Battle
Taiyou TaiyouCVL Taiyou 526 Battle
Shouhou ShouhouCVL Shouhou 074 Battle · ZuihouCVL Zuihou 116 Battle
Hiyou HiyouCVL Hiyou 075 Battle · JunyouCVL Junyou 092 Battle
Ryuuhou RyuuhouCVL Ryuuhou 185 Battle
Chitose ChitoseAV Chitose 102 Battle · ChiyodaAV Chiyoda 103 Battle
Mogami SuzuyaCA Suzuya 124 Battle · KumanoCA Kumano 125 Battle
Casablanca Gambier BayCVL Gambier Bay 544 Battle
Standard Carrier Akagi AkagiCV Akagi 083 Battle
Kaga KagaCV Kaga 084 Battle
Souryuu SouryuuCV Souryuu 090 Battle
Hiryuu HiryuuCV Hiryuu 091 Battle
Shoukaku ShoukakuCV Shoukaku 110 Battle · ZuikakuCV Zuikaku 111 Battle
Unryuu UnryuuCV Unryuu 404 Battle · AmagiCV Amagi 331 Battle · KatsuragiCV Katsuragi 332 Battle
Graf Zeppelin Graf ZeppelinCV Graf Zeppelin 432 Battle
Aquila AquilaCV Aquila 444 Battle
Lexington SaratogaCV Saratoga 433 Battle
Essex IntrepidCV Intrepid 549 Battle
Ark Royal Ark RoyalCV Ark Royal 515 Battle
Armored Carrier Shoukaku ShoukakuCV Shoukaku 110 Battle · ZuikakuCV Zuikaku 111 Battle
Taihou TaihouCVB Taihou 153 Battle
Submarine Kaidai VI I-168SS I-168 126 Battle
Junsen 3 I-8SS I-8 128 Battle
Junsen Type A Kai Ni I-13SSV I-13 494 Battle · I-14SSV I-14 495 Battle
Junsen Type B I-19SS I-19 191 Battle · I-26SS I-26 483 Battle
Junsen Type B Kai Ni I-58SS I-58 127 Battle
Sentoku I-400SSV I-400 493 Battle · I-401SSV I-401 155 Battle
Type 3 S.T.V. MaruyuSS Maruyu 163 Battle
Type IXC U-boat U-511SS U-511 431 Battle
Ro-series Ro-500SS Ro-500 436 Battle
Guglielmo Marconi Luigi Torelli/UIT-25/I-504SS Luigi Torelli 535 Battle
SS UIT-25 539 Battle
SS I-504 530 Battle
Seaplane Tender Kamoi KamoiAO Kamoi 162 Battle
Chitose ChitoseAV Chitose 102 Battle · ChiyodaAV Chiyoda 103 Battle
Mizuho MizuhoAV Mizuho 451 Battle
Akitsushima AkitsushimaAV Akitsushima 445 Battle
Commandant Teste Commandant TesteAV Commandant Teste 491 Battle
Auxiliary Ship Training Cruiser Katori KatoriCT Katori 154 Battle · KashimaCT Kashima 465 Battle
Amphibious Assault Ship Hei Akitsu MaruLHA Akitsu Maru 161 Battle
Submarine Tender Taigei TaigeiAS Taigei 184 Battle
Repair Ship Akashi AkashiAR Akashi 182 Battle
Fleet Oiler Kamoi KamoiAO Kamoi 162 Battle
Revised Kazahaya HayasuiAO Hayasui 460 Battle
Fleet of Fog Playable Iona · Takao · Haruna
Enemy Nagara Class · Takao · Maya · Kirishima · Haruna · Kongou


  

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