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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

13-GO minesweepers (1933-1934)

13-go 1933

13-go 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第13号掃海艇 <13-go> (W13)   Fujinagata, Osaka 12/1931 30/3/1933 8/1933 sunk 12/1/1942
第14号掃海艇 <14-go> (W14)   Hitachi, Sakurajima 12/1931 20/5/1933 9/1933 sunk 12/1/1942
第15号掃海艇 <15-go> (W15)   Fujinagata, Osaka 4/1933 14/2/1934 8/1934 sunk 5/3/1945
第16号掃海艇 <16-go> (W16)   Mitsui, Tamano 6/1933 30/3/1934 9/1934 sunk 11/9/1943

   

Displacement standard, t

500

Displacement normal, t

560

Length, m

69.0 pp 72.0 wl 74.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

2.07

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

3200

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal + oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 2600(12)

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, sweeps

Complement

98

Ship project history: Built under 1st Supplementary program of 1931. Modified project W5 class. Dimensions and engine power were a little decreased, number of boilers was shrank from three to two. In 1935 after incident with Tomozuru ships have passed modernization for improvement of stability and hull longitudinal strength raise. Sizes of superstructure were decreased, as well as funnel height. Solid ballast was laid, displacement has raised from 500/551 to 691/787t, and maximal speed has decreased from 20 to 18kts.

Modernizations: 1935, all: solid ballast was added, superstructures were reconstructed, displacement was 691/800 (normal)t, maximal speed decreased to 18kts.

1944, 15-go: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, sweeps; + 5 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT (36)

Naval service: W13 and W14 were sunk 12/1/1942 at Tarakan by gunfire of Dutch coastal battery. W16 was lost 11/9/1943 on a mine at Celebes. W15 was hard damaged 5/3/1945 at Kyushu by a torpedo from American submarine Tilefish and ran aground.

 

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  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14