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NANYO gunboat (1943)

British sister-ship minesweeper Rhyl 1943

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
南洋 <Nanyo> (ex-Lyemun, ex-Looe)     Hong Kong & Whampoa, UK / Japan 7/1940 1942 3/1943 sunk 23/12/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

~ 700

Displacement full, t

~ 900

Length, m

54.9

Breadth, m

6.69

Draught, m

3.12 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

oil 150
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki

Complement

 

Ship project history: Former British minesweeper of Bangor class, demolished on the stocks by British in December, 1941 and later taken over by Japanese and launched in 1942. 1200t tonnage given in Japanese documents is either wrong or original dimensions (given above) were enlarged. Nanyo was completed as gunboat and sister-ships were commissioned by the IJN as minesweepers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Nanyo was sunk by American carrier aircraft S off Formosa Straits 23/12/1943.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14