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"B" escorts (MIKURA) (1943 - 1944)


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  Awaji 1944 Many thanks to Yedyge Kakimzhanov for correction of the information on this page.  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
御蔵 [Mikura]     Tsurumi, Yokohama 10.1942 16.7.1943 10.1943 lost by unknown cause 2.5.1945
三宅 [Miyake]     Tsurumi, Yokohama 2.1943 30.8.1943 11.1943 damaged 21.8.1945, repair incomplete
淡路 [Awaji]     Hitachi, Sakurajima 6.1943 30.10.1943 2.1944 sunk 2.6.1944
倉橋 [Kurahashi]     Tsurumi, Yokohama 6.1943 15.10.1943 3.1944 surrendered 8.1945, to United Kingdom 9.1947, BU
能美 [Nomi]     Tsurumi, Yokohama 8.1943 3.12.1943 3.1944 sunk 15.4.1945
千振 [Chiburi]     Tsurumi, Yokohama 7.1943 30.11.1943 5.1944 sunk 12.1.1945
屋代 [Yashiro]     Hitachi, Sakurajima 11.1943 16.2.1944 6.1944 surrendered 8.1945, to China 8.1947 (正安 [Cheng An])
草垣 [Kusagaki]     Tsurumi, Yokohama 9.1943 12.1.1944 7.1944 sunk 7.8.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

940

Displacement full, t

1020

Length, m

72.5 pp 77.5 wl 78.8 oa

Breadth, m

9.10

Draught, m

3.06

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

4200

Max speed, kts

19.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(16)
Armament

1 x 2 - 120/45 10-shiki, 1 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 81/12 97-shiki ASW mortar, 12 DCT (120), mechanical minesweeping gear

Electronic equipment2-shiki 2-go radar, 93-shiki sonar, 93-shiki hydrophone
Complement

150



Standard scale images


<i>Mikura</i> 1944
Mikura 1944
<i>Mikura</i> 1943
Mikura 1943


Graphics


  <i>Awaji</i> 1944 <i>Many thanks to Yedyge Kakimzhanov for correction of the information on this page.</i>  
  Awaji 1944 Many thanks to Yedyge Kakimzhanov for correction of the information on this page.  


Project history


Built under 5th Supplementary programme of 1941, presented improved variant of Etorofu class ships. Unlike A type, armed with 120mm guns removed from old destroyers, Mikura class ships received dual-purpose guns of the same calibre in single and twin mounts. Also ASW armament have been strengthened.

Modernizations


late 1944, all survived: - 2 x 2 - 25/60; + 3 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 3-shiki 1-go radar

early 1945, all survived: - minesweeping gear; + 4 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki

mid-1945, all survived: + 2 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki or 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki