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NISSHIN seaplane tender (1942)

  Nisshin 1942

Name 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

 

Displacement standard, t

11317

Displacement full, t

12500

Length, m

174.0 pp 188.0 wl 192.5 oa

Breadth, m

19.7

Draught, m

7.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

47000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

diesel 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)

Complement

 

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.

Ship project history: Built under 3rd Supplementary program of 1937. Development of Mizuho, but project was significantly redesigned. Diesels power was increased more than twice, artillery was strengthened. The number of air group was moderated to 20 (plus 5 in the taken apart kind in a hangar), number of catapults was shrunk to two.

Unlike previous types Chitose and Mizuho, Nisshin could take aboard up to 700 mines

The 1942 program provided building of two some larger ships of this class (Nos863 and 864, with 13500t standard displacement), but works not 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.

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