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TSUGARU minelayer - cablelayer (1955)

Tsugaru 1955

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
つがる <Tsugaru> ARC481   Mitsubishi HI, Yokohama 12/1954 19/7/1955 15/12/1955 auxiliary 3/1970

   

Displacement standard, t

926

Displacement normal, t

1400

Length, m

72.0

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

3.37

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Harima-Sulzer 6MD-42/50 diesels

Power, h. p.

3200

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 22, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, 4 DCT, 2 DCR, 40 mines

Sensors SPS-5 radar, QHBa sonar

Complement

100

Ship project history: Tsugaru was designed as dual purpose coastal minelayer and cable layer.

Modernizations: none

Naval service: In 1980 Tsugaru was completely rebuilt ( full displacement raised to 2600t) and classified as specialized cable ship ASU7001.

Tsugaru 1980

Ivan Gogin, 2016