Hashidate (橋立) was the lead vessel in the Hashidate-class gunboats in the Imperial Japanese Navy, that operated in China during the 1940s.
Hashidate was authorized under the Maru-3 Naval Expansion Budget of 1937. She was laid down at Osaka Iron Works on February 20, 1939 and launched on December 23, 1939, and was commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy as on June 30, 1940 .
On May 22, 1944, she was torpedoed by USS Picuda(SS-382) in the South China Sea south of the Pratas Islands while towing the crippled merchant passenger/cargo ship Tsukuba Maru at position 21°08′N 117°20′E.
In Game Description
Hashidate was a light cruiser designed for coastal actions. She was equipped with two turrets mounting twin 120 mm main guns.