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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

NATSUSHIMA coastal minelayers - netlayers - minesweepers (1933-1934)

Nasami 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
那沙美 <Nasami>   Harima, Aioi 1/1933 26/3/1934 9/1934 sunk 1/4/1944
夏島 <Natsushima>   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 12/1931 24/3/1933 7/1933 sunk 22/2/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

450

Displacement full, t

510

Length, m

67.0 pp 70.0 wl

Breadth, m

7.50

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

2300

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts) 2100(10)

Armament

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

Complement

74

Ship project history: Built under 1st Supplementary program of 1931. Development of Tsubame class, changes have concerned mostly machinery: instead of triple expansion steam engines on predecessors, Nasami class ships had diesels. Carried antisubmarine nets and minesweeping equipment.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Natsushima 22/2/1944 was sunk at New Ireland by American destroyers Charles Ausbume, Dyson and Stanly. Nasami 30/3/1944 was damaged in Rabaul by American carrier aircraft and in two days foundered from received damages.

Nasami

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14