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IJN Momo Class Destroyers

The Momo class destroyers were among the first designed ships of the Imperial Navy to have the curved bow, as opposed to the previous straight bow. This design was also shared by the larger Isokaze class, which was laid down at the same time. Other firsts included triple torpedo tubes, geared turbines, and a single caliber main battery. Like the Kaba class destroyers, the Momo class served in the Mediterranean during the First World War.

The Kashi had the distinction of carrying two different names in her lifetime, Hai Wei, while serving in the Manchukuo Navy, and Kali, when she was returned to Japanese service.

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