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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

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"A" (SHIMUSHU) escorts (1940-1941)

Shimushu 1940

Shimushu 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
占守 <Shimushu>   Mitsui, Tamano 11/1938 13/12/1939 6/1940 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 7/1947 (έΚ-31 <EK-31>)
八丈 <Hachijo>   Sasebo K K 8/1939 10/4/1940 3/1941 damaged 11/5/1945, never repaired
国後 <Kunashiri>   Tsurumi, Yokohama 3/1939 6/5/1940 10/1940 surrendered 8/1945, wrecked 4/6/1946
石垣 <Ishigaki>   Mitsui, Tamano 8/1939 14/9/1940 2/1941 sunk 31/5/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

860

Displacement full, t

1020

Length, m

72.5 pp 76.2 wl 77.7 oa

Breadth, m

9.10

Draught, m

3.05

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

4200

Max speed, kts

19.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 8000(16)

Armament

3 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT (12), sweeps

Complement

150

 

Ship project history: Escorts (Kaibo Kan) of A type were built under 3rd Supplementary program of 1937. Prototype of all subsequent Japanese escorts. 4 more ships of this class were provided by the program of 1942 (Nos 790-793), but work on them did not start.

 

Modernizations: 5/1942, all: - sweeps; DC stowage was increased to 36.

8/1943, all: + 1 x 1 - 76 ASW DCT, DC stowage was increased to 60.

late 1944, all survived: - 2 x 2 - 25/60; + 5 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki

 

Naval service: Ishigaki 31/5/1944 was sunk off Kuriles by American submarine Herring. Shimushu 25/11/1944 was damaged by American submarine Haddo. Hachijo 11/5/1945 was hard damaged on a mine and was not under repair. Kunashiri was wrecked 4/6/1946 during repatriation service off Omaezaki, Suruga Wan, abandoned 25/6/1946 and stricken. In 1947 Shimushu was transferred to the USSR on reparation.
 

 

Shimushu

 

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