Sagiri



DescriptionOn 24 December 1941, about 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Kuching, the Japanese destroyer was torpedoed by the Dutch submarine HNLMS K XVI. Her aft magazine caught fire and she exploded and sank killing 121 of her crew. Some 120 survivors were rescued by her sister ship, the Japanese destroyer Shirakumo.
Year1941
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost121
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_destroyer_Sagiri