IJN Fumizuki Destroyer 

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The Fumizuki was a Mutsuki Class destroyer built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1926.   The ship's name means "Month of Rice Ears" in Japanese.  During the war Fumizuki participated as part of the famed "Tokyo Express" to relieve Japanese forces engaged in the battle for Guadalcanal. Throughout the conflict she was repeatedly damaged in various aircraft attacks.  Finally after being severely hit by B-24 bombers while at Rabaul,  she was sent to Truk for repairs.

During the "Hailstone" attack, Fumizuki was damaged by bombing and abandoned by her crew when she lost all power.  She sank during the night and now lies in 125 fsw. 

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