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IJN Momi Class Destroyers

The Momi class destroyers were entirely of Japanese design, but borrowed heavily from the concepts of the German based Minekaze destroyers. Laid down at the same time as the Minekaze class, the Momi were designated as second class destroyers. The ships initially had listing problems during high speed turns, which later was corrected by widening the beam and bring up the waterline. The Momi destroyers operated well in groups of two to four and were recognized as the main attack force used by the Imperial Navy of the time period.

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