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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

KAMOME coastal minelayers - netlayers (1929)

Kamome 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Kamome>   Osaka Zosen 10/1928 27/4/1929 8/1929 sunk 27/4/1944
<Tsubame>   Mitsubishi, Yokohama 9/1928 24/4/1929 7/1929 sunk 1/3/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

450

Displacement full, t

557

Length, m

63.0 pp 65.5 wl 68.8 oa

Breadth, m

7.20

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 45 + oil 35
Endurance, nm(kts) 2500(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 120 mines

Complement

56

Ship project history: Built under the 1923 program, were originally projected as coastal minelayers.

Modernizations: 1943 - 1944, both: - mine capacity; + 4 DCT (36)

Naval service: Kamome 27/4/1944 was sunk at coast of Japan by American submarine Halibut. Tsubame 19/6/1943 was damaged by American submarine Gunnel, 1/3/1945 she was sunk at coast of Japan by American carrier aircraft.

Tsubame 1930

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14