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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

NANKAI gunboats (1944)

Nanshin

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
南海 <Nankai> (ex-Regulus)   Sourabaya Droogdok, Netherlands / Japan 1941 21/5/1943 6/1944 sunk 16/7/1945
南進 <Nanshin> (ex-Ram)   Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands / Japan 1941 10/12/1941 --- BU incomplete 1946

 

Displacement standard, t

2400

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

77.2 pp 85.8 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

4800

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

Nankai: 2 x 2 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 DCT, mines

Nanshin: 3 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 DCT, mines

Complement

120

Ship project history: The Dutch minelayers Ram and Regulus, laid down in 1941 in Indonesia. Before capture of latter by Japanese Ram was launched and in February, 1942 incomplete hull as towed to Tjilajap, where it has been scuttled 2/3/1942. After some time hull was raised by Japanese, renamed Nanshin and conversion to gunboat was started. To the end of war of work had not been completed. Sister-ship Regulus at the moment of capture by Japanese was in dock in Surabaya. She was completed by Japanese and commissioned as gunboat Nankai.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Nanshin 16/7/1945 was sunk in 150nm W off Surabaya by American submarine Blenny.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14