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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

101-GO minesweepers (1944)

101-go 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第101号掃海艇 <101-go> (W101) (ex-Taitam, ex-Portland)   Taikoo, Hong Kong, UK / Japan 7/1941 20/2/1943 4/1944 sunk 12/1/1945
第102号掃海艇 <102-go> (W102) (ex-Waglan, ex-Seaford)   Taikoo, Hong Kong, UK / Japan 7/1941 20/3/1943 9/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 11/1947, BU

 

Displacement standard, t

580

Displacement normal, t

678

Length, m

54.9

Breadth, m

6.69

Draught, m

3.12 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

15.8

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts) 1900(15.7)

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 2 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT (36), sweeps

Complement

60

Ship project history: Minesweepers of Bangor class, laid down in Hong Kong for Royal Navy 22/7/1941. At the moment of city occupancy by Japanese troops in December, 1941 they were on the stocks in a low readiness level. They were completed for IJN.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: W101 was sunk by American aircraft 12/1/1945 at Cape Padaran. W102 was hard damaged on a mine 3/2/1945 N off Haitan but repaired and in 1947 returned to UK.

 

  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14