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ERIMO minelayer - minesweeper (1955)

Erimo 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
えりも <Erimo> AMC461 Uraga Dock 12/1954 12/7/1955 28/12/1955 auxiliary 3/1976

   

Displacement standard, t

634

Displacement normal, t

700

Length, m

65.5

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

2.64

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Sasebo HI 5LKT42/56 diesels

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog 54-shiki ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR, minesweeping gear

Sensors SPS-5 radar, QHBa sonar

Complement

87

Ship project history: Erimo was designed as a multipurpose minesweeper, minelayer and submarine chaser.

Modernizations: none

Naval service: Erimo was converted to an Explosive Ordnance Disposal tender (YAS69) (for mine clearance divers) in 1975-76, DCTs, DCRs and minesweeping gear were removed.

Erimo 1978

  Ivan Gogin, 2016