DescriptionOn 8 June 1945 the Japanese cruiser left Batavia for Singapore with 1,600 troops aboard escorted by the destroyer Kamikaze. In the Bangka Strait the two ships were attacked by the Allied submarines USS Blueback, HMS Trenchant and HMS Stygian. Kamikaze attacked Trenchant with gunfire forcing her to submerge and then with depth charges, but Trenchant fired eight torpedoes at Ashigara. Ashigara was hit five times and capsized Kamikaze rescued 400 troops and 853 crew.
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost1,300
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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