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Nisshin

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
日進 [Nisshin]     Kure K K 2.11.1938 30.11.1939 27.2.1942 sunk 22.7.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t11317
Displacement full, t12500
Length, m

174.0 pp 188.0 wl 192.5 oa

Breadth, m

19.7

Draught, m

7.00

No of shafts2
Machinery2 diesels
Power, h. p.

47000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, tdiesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts)11000(18)
Armament

3 x 2 - 140/50 3-shiki, 8 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 20 seaplanes (E7K, E8N, F1M, E13A) or (700 mines, 12 seaplanes (E7K, E8N, F1M, E13A)

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<i> Nisshin</i>
Nisshin


Aircraft facilities

There were 2 catapults. Seaplanes based on deck and in hangar. There were 2 lifts. 5 additional seaplanes carried as reserve. Aircraft fuel stowage was 900t.

Project history

Built under 3rd Supplementary Programme of 1937. Development of Mizuho, but design was significantly modified. Diesels power was increased more than twice, artillery was strengthened. The number of air group was moderated to 20 (plus 5 taken apart in a hangar), number of catapults was shrunk to two. Unlike previous Chitose and Mizuho classes, Nisshin could take aboard up to 700 mines

The 1942 Programme provided building of two some larger ships of this class (Nos863 and 864, with 13500t standard displacement), but works never started.

Modernizations

1942: + 12 "A"-gata midget submarines instead of half of seaplanes

1943: - 8 x 2 - 25/60; + 6 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki

Naval service

28.9.1942 Nisshin was damaged by American submarine Sculpin. 2.10.1942 she was damaged at Guadalcanal by American aircraft. 22.7.1943 off Bougainville Nisshin was sunk by American aircraft.