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OHAMA escort (1945)

Ohama 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
大浜 <Ohama>   Mitsubishi, Yokohama   1944 1/1945 sunk 10/8/1945
大指 <Osashi>   Mitsubishi, Yokohama   10/2/1945 --- cancelled 6/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

2670

Displacement full, t

3070

Length, m

112.0 pp 116.2 oa

Breadth, m

11.6

Draught, m

4.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

geared steam turbines, 3 boilers

Power, h. p.

52000

Max speed, kts

32.5

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm 4000(18)
Armour, mm deck, superstructures: 16 - 22

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 4 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 20 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT (36)

Sensors 13-go radar

Complement

173

 

Ship project history: Aircraft bombing target ships, built under 1942 additional War program. 5 ships were planned (Nos5411-5415) but building of Nos5412-5415 was cancelled in 1944 and laid down ships were converted while building to escorts in cause of shortage of escorts and ASW ships. Works on Osashi were suspended in June, 1945, when ship was 95% complete, she was foundered 6/3/1946 as result of leaks in Yokohama harbour.

 

Ship protection: deck and superstructures had horizontal 16 - 22 mm armor.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: Ohama was sunk 10/8/1945 in Onagawa area by American and British carrier aircraft.

 

  Ivan Gogin, 2008-10