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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
384
35 54 76 29 49(92) 93
385
37 52 79 30 10(59) 92
334
Etorofu 37 37 0 54 79 28 40(88) 17 33 92 Slow 0 10 10
335
38 55 79 9(59) 89
339
39 54 79 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 0 62 83 29 9(59) 18 34 87 Slow 0 10 10
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 ShimushuShimushu Banner · KunashiriKunashiri Banner · HachijouHachijou Banner · IshigakiIshigaki Banner
Etorofu EtorofuEtorofu Banner · MatsuwaMatsuwa Banner · SadoSado Banner · TsushimaTsushima Banner · FukaeFukae Banner
Hiburi HiburiHiburi Banner · DaitouDaitou Banner
Destroyer Kamikaze KamikazeKamikaze Banner · AsakazeAsakaze Banner · HarukazeHarukaze Banner · MatsukazeMatsukaze Banner · HatakazeHatakaze Banner
Mutsuki MutsukiMutsuki Banner · KisaragiKisaragi Banner · YayoiYayoi Banner · UzukiUzuki Banner · SatsukiSatsuki Banner · MinazukiMinazuki Banner · FumizukiFumizuki Banner · NagatsukiNagatsuki Banner · KikuzukiKikuzuki Banner · MikazukiMikazuki Banner · MochizukiMochizuki Banner
Special Type Fubuki FubukiFubuki Banner · ShirayukiShirayuki Banner · HatsuyukiHatsuyuki Banner · MiyukiMiyuki Banner · MurakumoMurakumo Banner · IsonamiIsonami Banner · UranamiUranami Banner
Ayanami AyanamiAyanami Banner · ShikinamiShikinami Banner · AmagiriAmagiri Banner · SagiriSagiri Banner · OboroOboro Banner · AkebonoAkebono Banner · SazanamiSazanami Banner · UshioUshio Banner
Akatsuki AkatsukiAkatsuki Banner · Hibiki/VerniyHibiki Banner
Verniy Banner
 · IkazuchiIkazuchi Banner · InazumaInazuma Banner
Hatsuharu HatsuharuHatsuharu Banner · NenohiNenohi Banner · WakabaWakaba Banner · HatsushimoHatsushimo Banner
Shiratsuyu ShiratsuyuShiratsuyu Banner · ShigureShigure Banner · MurasameMurasame Banner · YuudachiYuudachi Banner · HarusameHarusame Banner · SamidareSamidare Banner · UmikazeUmikaze Banner · YamakazeYamakaze Banner · KawakazeKawakaze Banner · SuzukazeSuzukaze Banner
Asashio AsashioAsashio Banner · OoshioOoshio Banner · MichishioMichishio Banner · ArashioArashio Banner · AsagumoAsagumo Banner · YamagumoYamagumo Banner · MinegumoMinegumo Banner · ArareArare Banner · KasumiKasumi Banner
Type A Kagerou KagerouKagerou Banner · ShiranuiShiranui Banner · KuroshioKuroshio Banner · OyashioOyashio Banner · HatsukazeHatsukaze Banner · YukikazeYukikaze Banner · AmatsukazeAmatsukaze Banner · TokitsukazeTokitsukaze Banner · UrakazeUrakaze Banner · IsokazeIsokaze Banner · HamakazeHamakaze Banner · TanikazeTanikaze Banner · NowakiNowaki Banner · ArashiArashi Banner · HagikazeHagikaze Banner · MaikazeMaikaze Banner · AkigumoAkigumo Banner
Yuugumo YuugumoYuugumo Banner · MakigumoMakigumo Banner · KazagumoKazagumo Banner · NaganamiNaganami Banner · TakanamiTakanami Banner · FujinamiFujinami Banner · HayanamiHayanami Banner · HamanamiHamanami Banner · OkinamiOkinami Banner · KishinamiKishinami Banner · AsashimoAsashimo Banner · HayashimoHayashimo Banner · KiyoshimoKiyoshimo Banner
Type B Akizuki AkizukiAkizuki Banner · TeruzukiTeruzuki Banner · SuzutsukiSuzutsuki Banner · HatsuzukiHatsuzuki Banner
Type C Shimakaze ShimakazeShimakaze Banner
Type 1934 Z1Z1 Banner · Z3Z3 Banner
Maestrale MaestraleMaestrale Banner · LibeccioLibeccio Banner
Fletcher FletcherFletcher Banner · JohnstonJohnston Banner
John C. Butler Samuel B. RobertsSamuel B. Roberts Banner
J JervisJervis Banner
Tashkent TashkentTashkent Banner
Light Cruiser Tenryuu TenryuuTenryuu Banner · TatsutaTatsuta Banner
Kuma KumaKuma Banner · TamaTama Banner · KitakamiKitakami Banner · OoiOoi Banner · KisoKiso Banner
Nagara NagaraNagara Banner · IsuzuIsuzu Banner · YuraYura Banner · NatoriNatori Banner · KinuKinu Banner · AbukumaAbukuma Banner
Sendai SendaiSendai Banner · JintsuuJintsuu Banner · NakaNaka Banner
Yuubari YuubariYuubari Banner
Agano AganoAgano Banner · NoshiroNoshiro Banner · YahagiYahagi Banner · SakawaSakawa Banner
Ooyodo OoyodoOoyodo Banner
Duca degli Abruzzi Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi Banner
Gotland GotlandGotland Kai Banner
Torpedo Cruiser Kuma KitakamiKitakami Kai Banner · OoiOoi Kai Banner · KisoKiso Kai Ni Banner
Training Cruiser Katori KatoriKatori Banner · KashimaKashima Banner
Seaplane Cruiser Gotland GotlandGotland Banner
Heavy Cruiser Furutaka FurutakaFurutaka Banner · KakoKako Banner
Aoba AobaAoba Banner · KinugasaKinugasa Banner
Myoukou MyoukouMyoukou Banner · NachiNachi Banner · AshigaraAshigara Banner · HaguroHaguro Banner
Takao TakaoTakao Banner · AtagoAtago Banner · MayaMaya Banner · ChoukaiChoukai Banner
Mogami MogamiMogami Banner · MikumaMikuma Banner · SuzuyaSuzuya Banner · KumanoKumano Banner
Tone ToneTone Banner · ChikumaChikuma Banner
Admiral Hipper Prinz EugenPrinz Eugen Banner
Zara ZaraZara Banner · PolaPola Banner
Aviation Cruiser Mogami MogamiMogami Kai Banner · MikumaMikuma Kai Banner · SuzuyaSuzuya Kai Banner · KumanoKumano Kai Banner
Tone ToneTone Kai Ni Banner · ChikumaChikuma Kai Ni Banner
Battleship Fast Battleship Kongou KongouKongou Banner · HieiHiei Banner · HarunaHaruna Banner · KirishimaKirishima Banner
Bismarck BismarckBismarck Banner
Vittorio Veneto Littorio/ItaliaLittorio Banner
Italia Banner
 · RomaRoma Banner
Iowa IowaIowa Banner
Richelieu RichelieuRichelieu Banner
Gangut Gangut/Oktyabrskaya RevolyutsiyaGangut Banner
Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya Banner
Battleship Fusou FusouFusou Banner · YamashiroYamashiro Banner
Ise IseIse Banner · HyuugaHyuuga Banner
Nagato NagatoNagato Banner · MutsuMutsu Banner
Yamato YamatoYamato Banner · MusashiMusashi Banner
Colorado ColoradoColorado Banner
Queen Elizabeth WarspiteWarspite Banner
Nelson NelsonNelson Banner
Aviation Battleship Fusou FusouFusou Kai Banner · YamashiroYamashiro Kai Banner
Ise IseIse Kai Banner · HyuugaHyuuga Kai Banner
Carrier Light Carrier Houshou HoushouHoushou Banner
Ryuujou RyuujouRyuujou Banner
Ryuuhou RyuuhouRyuuhou Banner
Shouhou ShouhouShouhou Banner · ZuihouZuihou Banner
Hiyou HiyouHiyou Banner · JunyouJunyou Banner
Chitose ChitoseChitose Carrier Banner · ChiyodaChiyoda Carrier Banner
Kasuga Maru Kasuga MaruKasuga Maru Banner
Taiyou TaiyouTaiyou Banner · ShinyouShinyou Banner
Mogami SuzuyaSuzuya Carrier Kai Ni Banner · KumanoKumano Carrier Kai Ni Banner
Casablanca Gambier BayGambier Bay Banner
Standard Carrier Akagi AkagiAkagi Banner
Kaga KagaKaga Banner
Souryuu SouryuuSouryuu Banner
Hiryuu HiryuuHiryuu Banner
Shoukaku ShoukakuShoukaku Banner · ZuikakuZuikaku Banner
Unryuu UnryuuUnryuu Banner · AmagiAmagi Banner · KatsuragiKatsuragi Banner
Graf Zeppelin Graf ZeppelinGraf Zeppelin Banner
Aquila AquilaAquila Banner
Lexington SaratogaSaratoga Banner
Essex IntrepidIntrepid Banner
Ark Royal Ark RoyalArk Royal Banner
Armored Carrier Shoukaku ShoukakuShoukaku Kai Ni A Banner · ZuikakuZuikaku Kai Ni A Banner
Taihou TaihouTaihou Banner
Lexington SaratogaSaratoga Mk.II Mod.2 Banner
Submarine Junsen Type A Kai Ni I-13I-13 Banner · I-14I-14 Banner
Sentoku I-400I-400 Banner · I-401I-401 Banner
Kaidai VI I-168I-168 Banner
Junsen 3 I-8I-8 Banner
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Junsen Type B Kai Ni I-58I-58 Banner
Type IXC U-boat U-511U-511 Banner
Ro-series Ro-500Ro-500 Banner
Guglielmo Marconi Luigi Torelli/UIT-25/I-504Luigi Torelli Banner
UIT-25 Banner
I-504 Banner
Type 3 S.T.V. MaruyuMaruyu Banner
Seaplane Tender Kamoi KamoiKamoi Kai Banner
Chitose ChitoseChitose Banner · ChiyodaChiyoda Banner
Mizuho MizuhoMizuho Banner
Nisshin NisshinNisshin Banner
Akitsushima AkitsushimaAkitsushima Banner
Commandant Teste Commandant TesteCommandant Teste Banner
Auxiliary Ship Submarine Tender Taigei TaigeiTaigei Banner
Fleet Oiler Kamoi KamoiKamoi Banner
Kamoi Kai Bo Banner
Revised Kazahaya HayasuiHayasui Banner
Repair Ship Akashi AkashiAkashi Banner
Amphibious Assault Ship Hei Akitsu MaruAkitsu Maru Banner
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