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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY / JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

NATSUSHIMA coastal minelayers - minesweepers (1912-1921)

Kurokami 1919

Toshima 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
夏島 <Natsushima>   Yokosuka K K   3/11/1911 1912 // 1915 BU 1932
測天 <Sokuten>   Maizuru K K   3/1913 1913 // 1915 BU 1937
戸島 <Toshima>   Maizuru K K   10/1914 3/1915 sunk 30/7/1945
黒島 <Kuroshima>   Maizuru K K   10/1914 4/1915 captured 8/1945, to China 11/1947 (Chieh 29)
葦埼 <Ashizaki>   Maizuru K K   10/1915 5/1916 captured 8/1945, wrecked 17/11/1945
加徳 <Katoku>, 1949 ケートック <Katoku> PS29 Maizuru K K   10/1915 4/1916 captured 8/1945, JMSDF patrol 1948, stricken 1953
黒神 <Kurokami>   Kure K K   2/1917 5/1917 captured 8/1945, to United Kingdom 11/1947, BU
片島 <Katashima>   Maizuru K K   2/1917 5/1917 captured 8/1945, to Soviet Union 10/1947 ( <Vilyuy>)
円島 <Ento>   Maizuru K K   3/1917 5/1917 damaged 15/1/1945, never repaired
江之島 <Enoshima>   Maizuru K K   1917 3/1919 damaged 14/10/1944, never repaired
黒埼 <Kurosaki>   Yokosuka K K   1918 12/1921 captured 8/1945, wrecked 18/11/1945
似島 <Ninoshima>   Kure K K   1918 10/1920 captured 8/1945, BU 1946
鷲埼 <Washizaki>   Yokosuka K K   1920 9/1921 captured 8/1945, to United Kingdom 11/1947, BU

 

Displacement standard, t

405

Displacement full, t

435

Length, m

45.7

Breadth, m

7.59

Draught, m

2.31

No of shafts

1 (2 screws)

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

12.8

Fuel, t

coal
Endurance, nm(kts) 600(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 6.5/115, 45 - 60 mines, sweeps

Complement

40

Ship project history: Coastal (inshore) auxiliary minelayers. Under 1915-1917FY Estimates 13 ships were converted from standard tenders. Among themselves they were slightly differed.

Modernizations: 1930s, all survived: mine capacity was increased to 120.

1944, all survived: + (1 - 2) x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT

JMSDF

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
ケートック <Katoku> PS29 Maizuru K K   10/1915 4/1916 // 1948 stricken 1953

 

Displacement standard, t

405

Displacement full, t

435

Length, m

45.7

Breadth, m

7.59

Draught, m

2.31

No of shafts

1 (2 screws)

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

12.8

Fuel, t

coal
Endurance, nm(kts) 600(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 6.5/115, 45 - 60 mines, sweeps

Complement

40

Naval service: Enoshima 14/10/1944 was sunk at Formosa by American carrier aircraft. Toshima was sunk at Maizuru 30/7/1945 by American carrier aircraft. Ento 15/1/1945 was hard damaged at Formosa by American carrier aircraft. Ashizaki and Kurosaki foundered during a storm at coast of Japan 17 and 18/11/1945 respectively.

Katashima and Kuroshima in 1947 were transferred on a reparation to the USSR and China respectively.

Katoku in 1948 became patrol ship of JMSDF.

 

Kuroshima

Ivan Gogin, 2008-16