home

fighting ships of the world

IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

OKITSU gunboat (1927/1944)

Okitsu 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
興津 <Okitsu> (ex-Lepanto) 101 CNR, Ancona, Italy 1925 22/5/1927 1927 // 3/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 1946 (Sien Ning)

 

Displacement standard, t

700

Displacement full, t

~ 850

Length, m

62.2

Breadth, m

8.69

Draught, m

2.59

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 75
Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 4 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (36)

Complement

184

Ship project history: Former Italian minelayer Lepanto, scuttled by own crew at Shanghai 9/9/1943. In February, 1944 she was salvaged by Japanese and in March commissioned as gunboat.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Okitsu was 21/3/1945 hard damaged by American Army aircraft, in August, 1945 she surrendered to Allies and transferred to China.

Okitsu

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14