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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

ESCORTS

"D" escorts (1944-1946)

2-go 1944

2-go 1945

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第2号海防艦 <2-go>(CD2)   Yokosuka K K 10/1943 1944 3/1944 sunk 30/7/1945
4号海防艦 <4-go>(CD4)   Yokosuka K K   1944 4/1944 sunk 28/7/1945
5号海防艦 <6-go>(CD6)   Yokosuka K K   1944 4/1944 sunk 13/8/1945
6号海防艦 <8-go>(CD8) 952 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   11/1/1944 2/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 7/1947, BU
10号海防艦 <10-go>(CD10) 953 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   11/1/1944 2/1944 sunk 27/9/1944
12号海防艦 <12-go>(CD12)   Yokosuka K K   1944 4/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 9/1947, BU
14号海防艦 <14-go>(CD14)   Yokosuka K K   1944 5/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Chieh 5)
16号海防艦 <16-go>(CD16)   Yokosuka K K   1944 4/1944 damaged 13/8/1945, never repaired
18号海防艦 <18-go>(CD18) 954 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   11/1/1944 3/1944 sunk 29/3/1945
20号海防艦 <20-go>(CD20) 955 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   11/1/1944 4/1944 sunk 29/12/1944
第22号海防艦 <22-go>(CD22) 956 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   27/1/1944 4/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 9/1947, BU
第24号海防艦 <24-go>(CD24) 957 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   27/1/1944 3/1944 sunk 28/6/1944
第26号海防艦 <26-go>(CD26) 958 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   11/4/1944 5/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 9/1947, BU
第28号海防艦 <28-go>(CD28) 959 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   11/4/1944 5/1944 sunk 14/12/1944
30号海防艦 <30-go>(CD30) 960 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   10/5/1944 7/1944 sunk 28/7/1945
32号海防艦 <32-go>(CD32) 961 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   10/5/1944 6/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 7/1947, BU
34号海防艦 <34-go>(CD34)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1944 11/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (-32 <EK-32>)
36号海防艦 <36-go>(CD36)   Fujinagata, Osaka   1944 12/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 7/1947, BU
38号海防艦 <38-go>(CD38)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 11/1944 sunk 25/11/1944
40号海防艦 <40-go>(CD40)   Fujinagata, Osaka   1944 2/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 8/1947 (Cheng An)
42号海防艦 <42-go>(CD42) 962 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   7/7/1944 8/1944 sunk 10/1/1945
44号海防艦 <44-go>(CD44) 963 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   7/7/1944 8/1944 damaged 28/7/1945, never repaired
46号海防艦 <46-go>(CD46)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 10/1944 sunk 17/8/1945
48号海防艦 <48-go>(CD48)   Fujinagata, Osaka   1944 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 8/1947 (-42 <EK-42>)
50号海防艦 <50-go>(CD50)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1944 12/1944 damaged 1/5/1945, never repaired
52号海防艦 <52-go>(CD52) 964 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   7/8/1944 9/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (-36 <EK-36>)
54号海防艦 <54-go>(CD54) 965 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   7/8/1944 9/1944 sunk 15/12/1944
56号海防艦 <56-go>(CD56)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 9/1944 sunk 17/2/1945
58号海防艦 <58-go>(CD58)   Fujinagata, Osaka   1945 --- // 1946 never commissioned, to USA 7/1947, BU
60号海防艦 <60-go>(CD60)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 12/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 1948, BU
62号海防艦 <62-go>(CD62)   Mukajima, Onomichi   15/3/1945 --- // 1946 never commissioned, BU 3/1948
64号海防艦 <64-go>(CD64) 966 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   5/9/1944 10/1944 sunk 3/12/1944
66号海防艦 <66-go>(CD66) 967 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   5/9/1944 10/1944 sunk 13/3/1945
68号海防艦 <68-go>(CD68)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 11/1944 sunk 24/3/1945
70号海防艦 <70-go>(CD70)   Hitachi, Onomichi 1945 --- --- cancelled 3/1945
72号海防艦 <72-go>(CD72)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1944 1/1945 sunk 1/7/1945
74号海防艦 <74-go>(CD74) 968 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 1944 2/11/1944 12/1944 sunk 14/7/1945
76号海防艦 <76-go>(CD76) 969 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki 1944 18/11/1944 2/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 8/1947 (-44 <EK-44>)
78号海防艦 <78-go>(CD78)   Nihonkai, Toyama?   24/3/1945 --- // 4/1946 never commissioned, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (-37 <EK-37>)
80号海防艦 <80-go>(CD80)   Mukajima, Onomichi 1945 --- --- cancelled 3/1945
82号海防艦 <82-go>(CD82) 970 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   18/11/1944 12/1944 sunk 10/8/1945
84号海防艦 <84-go>(CD84) 971 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   18/11/1944 12/1944 sunk 29/3/1945
102号海防艦 <102-go>(CD102) 972 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   4/12/1944 1/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 8/1947 (-46 <EK-46>)
104号海防艦 <104-go>(CD104) 973 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   19/12/1944 1/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to China 8/1947 (Tai An)
106号海防艦 <106-go>(CD106)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 7/1947, BU
112号海防艦 <112-go>(CD112)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 12/1944 sunk 18/7/1945
116号海防艦 <116-go>(CD116)   Nihonkai, Toyama?   3/3/1945 --- // 1946 never commissioned, wrecked 25/3/1946
118号海防艦 <118-go>(CD118)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 12/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Chieh 12)
122号海防艦 <122-go>(CD122)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 1945 --- --- cancelled 3/1945
124号海防艦 <124-go>(CD124)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 2/1945 damaged 10/4/1945, repair incomplete
126号海防艦 <126-go>(CD126)   Kawasaki, Kobe   1944 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 8/1947, BU
130号海防艦 <130-go>(CD130)   Harima   1944 11/1944 sunk 29/3/1945
132号海防艦 <132-go>(CD132)   Harima   1944 10/1944 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1948
134号海防艦 <134-go>(CD134)   Harima   1944 11/1944 sunk 6/4/1945
138号海防艦 <138-go>(CD138)   Harima   1944 12/1944 sunk 2/1/1945
142号海防艦 <142-go>(CD142)   Nihonkai, Toyama?   8/5/1945 --- // 1946 never commissioned, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (-38 <EK-38>)
144号海防艦 <144-go>(CD144)   Harima   1944 11/1944 sunk 2/2/1945
150号海防艦 <150-go>(CD150)   Harima   1944 2/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 7/1947, BU
154号海防艦 <154-go>(CD154)   Harima   1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 9/1947, BU
156号海防艦 <156-go>(CD156)   Harima   1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 9/1947, BU
158号海防艦 <158-go>(CD158)   Harima   1945 4/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 7/1947, BU
160号海防艦 <160-go>(CD160)   Harima   1945 8/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 9/1947, BU
186号海防艦 <186-go>(CD186) 985 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   30/12/1944 2/1945 sunk 2/4/1945
190号海防艦 <190-go>(CD190) 986 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   16/1/1945 2/1945 damaged 28/7/1945, repair incomplete
192号海防艦 <192-go>(CD192) 987 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   30/1/1945 2/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Tung An)
194号海防艦 <194-go>(CD194) 988 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   15/2/1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Chieh 6)
196号海防艦 <196-go>(CD196) 991 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   26/2/1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (-33 <EK-33>)
198号海防艦 <198-go>(CD198) 992 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   26/2/1945 3/1945 surrendered 8/1945, to China 7/1947 (Chieh 14)
200号海防艦 <200-go>(CD200) 993 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   19/3/1945 4/1945 damaged 17/5/1945, never repaired
第202号海防艦 <202-go>(CD202) 994 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   2/4/1945 7/1945 damaged 8/1945, never repaired
第204号海防艦 <204-go>(CD204) 995 Mitsubishi, Nagasaki   14/4/1945 7/1945 damaged 17/7/1945, never repaired

 

Displacement standard, t

740

Displacement full, t

940

Length, m

65.0 pp 68.0 wl 69.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

3.05

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Kampon geared steam turbine, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 4500(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

160

 

Ship project history: D class escorts became the unique purpose-built IJN escorts with a steam turbine machinery. Abandoning from diesels was a compulsory measure: their production lagged behind requirements of nvy, therefore half of escorts of the program 1943/1944 received turbines. These ships concerned to D class and received even numbers, unlike diesel-driven C, having odd. Differences intermeal concerned with the ships of both types only machinery, and in remaining they were absolutely identical. As main on D class turbines were used,  similar established on standard transports of 2 class. Two such turbines through hear unit worked on the single shaft. Steam turbine propelling plant application has allowed to raise some speed, but has led to decrease in endurance almost on third. It is interesting, that because of oil shortage these ships began to convert to coal-burning from January, 1945, and by the war end they practically did not felt oil "hunger".

Under the program 1943/1944 143 ships (CD2-286, only even) have been ordered, but in 1944 orders on 72 (CD86-100, only even (huls Nos2743-3750), 108 (2754), 110 (2755), 114 (2757), 120 (2760), 128 (2764), 136 (2768), 140 (2770), 146 (2773), 148 (2774), 152 (2776), 162-184 (only even, 2781-2792), 188 (2794), 206-286 (only even, 2803-2843) were cancelled. In March, 1945 building of being in low availability CD70, 80 and 122 was suspended.

By the moment of capitulation there were 5 ships in completion. Works on four of them (CD58, 78, 116 and 142) have completed in 1946. Fifth (CD62) scheduled to completion in January, 1946 foundered in Kure harbour because of a leak; subsequently she was raised and handed over on demolition in 1948.

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: CD24 was sunk 28/6/1944 W off Iwojima by American submarine Archerfish. CD10 was damaged 28/6/1944 by American submarine Pargo, 27/9/1944 she was sunk NE off Omamishima by American submarine Plaice. CD38 was sunk 25/11/1944 W off Manila by American submarine Hardhead. CD64 was sunk 3/12/1944 SE off Hainan (China) by American submarine Pipefish. CD28 was sunk 14/12/1944 at Luzon by American submarine Blenny. CD54 was sunk 15/12/1944 at coast of Luzon by American carrier aircraft. CD20 was sunk 30/12/1944 at Luzon by American aircraft. CD138 was sunk 2/1/1945 at Luzon by American Army aircraft. CD42 was sunk 10/1/1945 W off Okinawa by American submarine Puffer. CD144 was sunk 2/2/1945 at coast of Malaya by American submarine Besugo. CD56 was sunk 17/2/1945 in Yokohama area by American submarine Bowfin. CD66 was sunk 13/3/1945 in South China Sea by American Army aircraft. CD68 was sunk 24/3/1945 in South China Sea by American carrier aircraft. CD18 was sunk 29/3/1945 by American Army aircraft at Vietnamese coast. CD84 and CD130 were sunk 29/3/1945 at coast of Vietnam by American submarine Hammerhead. CD186 was sunk 2/4/1945 off Oshima by American carrier aircraft. CD134 was sunk 6/4/1945 in South China Sea by American Army aircraft. CD72 was sunk 1/7/1945 in Yellow sea by American submarine Haddo. CD74 was sunk 14/7/1945 off Hokkaido by American carrier aircraft. CD112 was sunk 18/7/1945 at coast of Southern Sakhalin by American submarine Barb. CD4 was heavy damaged 24 and 25/7/1945 in Toba harbour (off Yokosuka) by American carrier aircraft, 28/7/1945 she was sunk on shallow water by British carrier aircraft in Ise Bay near Yokosuka, subsequently she was raised but was not under repair and handed over on demolition in 1948. CD30 was damaged 19/9/1944 by American submarine Bang, 10/1/1945 she was damaged by American submarine Puffer and 28/7/1945 sunk in Yura Strait by American (on other sources British) carrier aircraft. CD2 was hard damaged and sunk 30/7/1945 on shallow water in Maizuru harbour by American (under other data British) carrier aircraft, subsequently she was raised, but was not under repair and in 1948 handed over on demolition. CD82 was sunk 10/8/1945 at coast of Korea by Soviet aircraft. CD6 was sunk 13/8/1945 at Erimosaki (Hokkaido) by American submarine Atule. CD46 was lost 17/8/1945 on a mine at coast of Korea. CD8 was damaged 8/10/1944 by American submarine . CD132 was damaged 24/10/1944 by American submarine Besugo. CD22 was damaged 30/10/1944 by American submarine Salmon. CD124 was hard damaged 10/4/1945 on a mine, to an end of war repair was not completed. CD156 was damaged 10/4/1945 on a mine. CD40 was damaged 13/4/1945 on a mine. CD50 was hard damaged 1/5/1945 by American submarine Sennet and was not under repair. CD200 was hard damaged 17/5/1945 on a mine at Maizuru and was not under repair. CD196 was damaged 22/6/1945 by American submarine Piranha. CD154 was damaged 30/6/1945 on a mine. CD204 was hard damaged 17/7/1945 on a mine off Honshu and was not under repair. CD190 was hard damaged 24 and 28/7/1945 by American carrier aircraft, to an end of war repair was not completed. CD44 was damaged 28/7/1945 at Sasebo by American carrier aircraft and was not under repair. CD16 was damaged 13/8/1945 by American submarine Atule and never repaired. CD202 was hard damaged on a mine in August, 1945 at Sasebo and was not under repair.

In 1947 on a reparation 7 ships have been transferred to China (CD14, 40, 104, 118, 192, 194 and 198), 8 more to the USSR (CD34, 48, 52, 76, 78, 102, 142 and 196).

8-go 2/1944

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14