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JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENCE FORCE (JAPAN)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

OOSUMI tank landing ships (1944-1945/1961)

Oosumi 1965

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
おおすみ <Oosumi> (ex-Daggett County, ex-LST689) LST4001   Jeffersonville, USA 1/1944 9/3/1944 5/1944 // 4/1961 stricken 3/1974
しもきた <Shimokita> (ex-Hillsdale County, ex-LST835) LST4002   American Bridge, Pittsburgh, USA 9/1944 25/10/1944 11/1944 // 4/1961 stricken 3/1975
しれとこ <Shiretoko> (ex-Nansemond County, ex-LST1064) LST4003   Bethlehem, Hingham, USA 1/1945 14/2/1945 3/1945 // 4/1961 stricken 3/1976

 

Displacement standard, t

1650

Displacement full, t

4080

Length, m

96.3 wl 100.0 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

landing: 1.19 fore, 3.00 aft, sea-going: 2.30 fore, 4.30 aft

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

12.1

Fuel, t

diesel oil 590

Endurance, nm (kts) 24000 (9)

Armament

1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

4 LCVP, 20 medium tanks (25-t) or 500t of cargo, 163 marines

Sensors

SO or SU radar

Complement

100

Ship project history: Former USN tank landing ships, transferred under MDAP.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Oosumi 1972

Ivan Gogin, 2016