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ESCORTS

"C" escorts (1944-1946)

57-go 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第1号海防艦 <1-go>(CD1)   Mitsubishi, Kobe 9/1943 1944 4/1944 sunk 6/4/1945
3号海防艦 <3-go>(CD3)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 3/1944 sunk 9/1/1945
5号海防艦 <5-go>(CD5)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 4/1944 sunk 21/9/1944
7号海防艦 <7-go>(CD7)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 4/1944 sunk 14/11/1944
9号海防艦 <9-go>(CD9)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 3/1944 sunk 14/2/1945
第11号海防艦 <11-go>(CD11)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 4/1944 sunk 10/11/1944
第13号海防艦 <13-go>(CD13)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 4/1944 sunk 14/8/1945
第15号海防艦 <15-go>(CD15)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 5/1944 sunk 6/6/1944
第17号海防艦 <17-go>(CD17)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 5/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
第19号海防艦 <19-go>(CD19)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 5/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
21号海防艦 <21-go>(CD21)   Nihonkai, Toyama   1944 8/1944 sunk 6/10/1944
23号海防艦 <23-go>(CD23)   Nihonkai, Toyama   1944 10/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
25号海防艦 <25-go>(CD25)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 7/1944 sunk 3/5/1945
27号海防艦 <27-go>(CD27)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 8/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 1947, BU
29号海防艦 <29-go>(CD29)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 10/1944 damaged 28/5/1945, never repaired
31号海防艦 <31-go>(CD31)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 10/1944 sunk 14/4/1945
33号海防艦 <33-go>(CD33)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 10/1944 sunk 28/3/1945
35号海防艦 <35-go>(CD35)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 11/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
37号海防艦 <37-go>(CD37)   Nihonkai, Toyama   1944 11/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 9/1947, BU
39号海防艦 <39-go>(CD39)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 11/1944 sunk 7/8/1945
41号海防艦 <41-go>(CD41)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 11/1944 sunk 9/6/1945
43号海防艦 <43-go>(CD43)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 9/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
45号海防艦 <45-go>(CD45)   Nihonkai, Toyama   1944 12/1944 damaged 28/7/1945, never repaired
47号海防艦 <47-go>(CD47)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 11/1944 sunk 14/8/1945
49号海防艦 <49-go>(CD49)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 11/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 9/1947, BU
51号海防艦 <51-go>(CD51)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 10/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
53号海防艦 <53-go>(CD53)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 1/1945 sunk7/2/1945
55号海防艦 <55-go>(CD55)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 2/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 1947, BU
57号海防艦 <57-go>(CD57)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1944 2/1945 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1947
59号海防艦 <59-go>(CD59)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 4/1945 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1947
61号海防艦 <61-go>(CD61)   Maizuru K K   1944 11/1944 damaged 9/2/1945, never repaired
63号海防艦 <63-go>(CD63)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 10/1944 sunk 10/8/1945
65号海防艦 <65-go>(CD65)   Maizuru K K   1944 4/1945 sunk 14/7/1945
67号海防艦 <67-go>(CD67)   Maizuru K K   1944 12/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Ying Ku)
69号海防艦 <69-go>(CD69)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 2/1945 sunk 16/3/1945
71号海防艦 <71-go>(CD71)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 8/1947 (έΚ-43 <EK-43>)
73号海防艦 <73-go>(CD73)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 4/1945 sunk 16/4/1945
75号海防艦 <75-go>(CD75)   Nihonkai, Toyama   1945 4/1945 sunk 23/8/1945
77号海防艦 <77-go>(CD77)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 8/1947 (έΚ-45 <EK-45>)
79号海防艦 <79-go>(CD79)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 7/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (έΚ-39 <EK-39>)
81号海防艦 <81-go>(CD81)   Maizuru K K   1944 1/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to China 8/1947 (Mukden)
83号海防艦 <83-go>(CD83)   Kyowa, Osaka / Naniwa, Osaka   16/1/1945 --- BU incomplete 3/1948
85号海防艦 <85-go>(CD85)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to China 1947 (Shin An)
87号海防艦 <87-go>(CD87)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 7/1947, BU
89号海防艦 <89-go>(CD89)   Nihonkai, Toyama   3/5/1945 --- BU incomplete 11/1947
93号海防艦 <93-go>(CD93)   Kyowa, Osaka 5/1944 --- --- cancelled early 1945
95号海防艦 <95-go>(CD95)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   1945 7/1945 damaged 8/7/1945, never repaired
97号海防艦 <97-go>(CD97)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   25/5/1945 --- cancelled 11/1947
第101号海防艦 <101-go>(CD101)   Kyowa, Osaka 9/1944 --- --- cancelled early 1945
第105号海防艦 <105-go>(CD105)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 1945 1/1946 --- // 4/1946 to Soviet Union 7/1947 (έΚ-34 <EK-34>)
第107号海防艦 <107-go>(CD107)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 1945 16/3/1946 --- // 5/1946 to China 8/1947 (Chao An)
第109号海防艦 <109-go>(CD109)   Nihonkai, Toyama 2/1945 --- --- cancelled early 1945
第117号海防艦 <117-go>(CD117)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 2/1945 --- --- cancelled 3/1945
205号海防艦 <205-go>(CD205)   Niigata Zosen, Niigata   1944 12/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Hsin An)
207号海防艦 <207-go>(CD207)   Naniwa, Osaka   1944 11/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 7/1947, BU
213号海防艦 <213-go>(CD213)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1944 3/1945 sunk 18/8/1945
215号海防艦 <215-go>(CD215)   Niigata Zosen, Niigata   1944 12/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 6/1947 (Liao Hai)
217号海防艦 <217-go>(CD217)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   1945 7/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 9/1947, BU
219号海防艦 <219-go>(CD219)   Naniwa, Osaka   1944 1/1945 sunk 15/7/1945
221号海防艦 <221-go>(CD221)   Niigata Zosen, Niigata   1945 4/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (έΚ-40 <EK-40>)
223号海防艦 <223-go>(CD223)   Mitsubishi, Kobe   4/7/1945 --- BU incomplete 10/1947
225号海防艦 <225-go>(CD225)   Nihonkai, Toyama   1945 --- BU incomplete 4/1948
227号海防艦 <227-go>(CD227)   Niigata Zosen, Niigata   1945 6/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (έΚ-35 <EK-35>)
229号海防艦 <229-go>(CD229)   Mitsubishi, Kobe 1/1945 --- --- cancelled 3/1945
235号海防艦 <235-go>(CD235)   Niigata Zosen, Niigata 2/1945 --- --- cancelled 3/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

745

Displacement full, t

810

Length, m

63.0 pp 66.0 wl 67.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.40

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

1900

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 6500(14)

Armament

commissioned in 1944: 2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 81/12 ASW mortar, 12 DCT (120)

commissioned in 1944 - 1945: 2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 6 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 81/12 ASW mortar, 12 DCT (120)

commissioned in 1945: 2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 81/12 ASW mortar, 12 DCT (120)

Sensors 22-go, 13-go radars

Complement

136

   

    Ship project history: Simplified and moderated variant of Ukuru class escorts. As well as on Ukuru, application of curved surfaces has been brought to a minimum at hull forming, funnel was fulfilled by the hexagon. At hull manufacturing welding was widely applied. Building terms were from three to eight months. They have appeared overloaded at fore end, in 1945 for elimination of this lack solid ballast was laid at aft end. Unlike the predecessors, new escorts of C class did not receive names and had numbers, only odd.

Under the program 1943/1944 132 ships were ordered (1-263-go, only odd), really works were conducted only on 65 escorts, orders for the remaining CD91 (hull No2246), 99 (No2250), 103 (No2252), 111, 113, 115(Nos2256-2258), 119-203 (only odd, Nos2460-2502), 209(2505), 211(2506), 231(2516), 233(2517), 237-263(2519-2532) were cancelled in August, 1944. Unnumbered contracts for further 168 planned ships were not placed.

    Modernizations: early 1945, all survived earlier ships: + 6 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki

mid-1945, most survived earlier ships: - 2 x 1 - 25/60; + 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki

 

    Naval service: CD15 was sunk 6/6/1944 in South China Sea by American submarine Raton. CD5 was sunk 21/9/1944 at Luzon by American carrier aircraft. CD21 was sunk 6/10/1944 nW off Luzon by American submarine Seahorse. CD11 ran on rocks 10/11/1944 in Omrock Bay at evasion from attack of American Army aircraft. CD7 was sunk 14/11/1944 at Luzon by American submarine Ray. CD3 was sunk 9/1/1945 at Formosa by American carrier aircraft. CD53 was sunk 7/2/1945 at coast of Vietnam by American submarine Bergall. CD17, CD19, CD23, CD35, CD43 and CD51 were sunk 12/1/1945 at coast of Vietnam by American carrier aircraft. CD9 was sunk 14/2/1945 in Tsushima Strait by American submarine Gato. CD69 was hard damaged 8/3/1945 at Hainan by American Army aircraft, 16/3/1945 in 8nm off Hong Kong she was sunk as result of earlier received damages. CD33 was sunk 28/3/1945 at Miyazaki by American carrier aircraft. CD1 was sunk 6/4/1945 at Amoi by American Army aircraft. CD31 was sunk 14/4/1945 at coast of Korea by American submarine Tirante. CD73 was sunk 16/4/1945 at Todosaki by American submarine Sunfish. CD25 was sunk 3/5/1945 at coast of Korea by American submarine Springer. CD41 was sunk 9/6/1945 at coast of Korea by American submarine Sea Owl. CD65 was sunk 14/7/1945 S off Muroran (Hokkaido) by American carrier aircraft. CD219 was sunk 15/7/1945 at Hakodate by American carrier aircraft. CD39 was sunk 7/8/1945 in Tsushima Strait by American Army aircraft. CD63 was mined 10/8/1945 off Nanao and foundered on shallow water, subsequently she was handed over on demolition. CD13 was hard damaged 10/11/1944 by American aircraft at Manila, 14/8/1945 she was sunk at Maizuru by American submarine Torsk. CD47 was sunk 14/8/1945 at Maizuru by American submarine Torsk. CD213 was sunk 18/8/1945 at Pusan (Korea) by Soviet aircraft. CD75 was lost after 23/8/1945 en route from Wakkanai (Hokkaido) to Maizuru, probably mined. CD61 was hard damaged on a mine 9/2/1945 and was not under repair. CD29 was hard damaged 28/5/1945 on a mine in Sasebo area and never repaired. CD95 was hard damaged 8/7/1945 on a mine at Yokosuka and was not repaired. CD45 was hard damaged 28/7/1945 by British carrier aircraft and was never repaired.

In 1947 CD67, 81, 205 and 215 were transferred on a reparation to China, and CD71, 77, 79 and 221 to the USSR.

 

17-go 4/1944

 

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