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KAMISHIMA minelayers (1945)

Kamishima 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
神島 <Kamishima>   Sasebo K K   12/6/1945 7/1945 captured 8/1945, to Soviet Union 10/1947 (Катунь <Katun`>)
粟島 <Awashima>   Sasebo K K 1945 1945 --- // 4/1946 never commissioned by IJN, to USA 10/1947, BU

   

Displacement standard, t

766

Displacement normal, t

800

Length, m

69.5 pp 73.3 wl 74.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.85

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

1900

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/60 5-shiki, 3 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 7 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 120 mines, 4 DCT (36)

Sensors 22-go radar

Complement

94

Ship project history: Simplified version of Ajiro class, built under the 1943-44 program, curvilinear surfaces whenever possible have been changed by the flat for building acceleration. Besides, machinery power was increased almost twice. In total it was supposed to built 20 ships, but orders on 7 (Nos 1803-1809) were cancelled and 13 ships of 1944/45 program were never ordered.

Modernizations: None

Naval service: In 1947 Kamishima on reparation was transferred to the USSR. Awashima was completed after war in disarmed condition.

Kamishima 1945

 

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