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The Hatsuharu-class destroyers (初春型駆逐艦 Hatsuharugata kuchikukan?) were a class of Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers in the service before and during World War II. The final two vessels in the class, completed after modifications to the design, are sometimes considered a separate "Ariake class".

 ShipShipyardLaid downLaunchedCompletedFate
初春 Hatsuharu Sasebo Naval Arsenal 14 May 1931 27 February 1932 30 September 1933 Sunk in action, 13 November 1944
子日 Nenohi Uraga Dock Company 15 December 1931 22 December 1932 30 September 1933 Sunk in action, 5 July 1942
若葉 Wakaba Sasebo Naval Arsenal 12 December 1931 18 March 1934 31 October 1934 Sunk in action, 24 October 1944
初霜 Hatsushimo Uraga Dock Company 31 January 1933 4 November 1933 27 September 1934 Mined and sunk, 30 July 1945
有明 Ariake Kawasaki Kobe Shipyard 14 January 1933 23 September 1934 25 March 1935 Sunk in action, 28 July 1943
夕暮 Yūgure Maizuru Naval Arsenal 9 April 1933 6 May 1934 30 March 1935 Sunk in action, 20 July 1943


We offer our Hatsuharu Class Frigate Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our Frigate models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes  pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

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Hatsuharu Class Frigate Models


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