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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

17-GO minesweepers (1936)

17-go 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第17号掃海艇 <17-go> (W17)   Hitachi, Sakurajima 1/1935 3/8/1935 1/1936 damaged 2/8/1945, never repaired
第18号掃海艇 <18-go> (W18)   Mitsui, Tamano 2/1935 19/9/1935 4/1936 sunk 26/11/1944

   

Displacement standard, t

578

Displacement normal, t

707

Length, m

67.3 pp 70.0 wl 72.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.85

Draught, m

2.52

No of shafts

2

Machinery

geared steam turbines, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

3200

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal + oil

Endurance, nm 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. Should become 5th and 6th ships of W13 class but after incident with Tomozuru project has been redesigned, therefore these two ships significantly differed from predecessors. In particular, they had turbines instead of machines.

Modernizations: 1943 - 1944, both: - 2 x 1 - 13.2/76; + 5 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT (36), magnetic sweeps

Naval service: W18 was damaged S off Hainan 25/11/1944 by American Army aircraft and foundered next day. W17 was damaged 18/3/1945 by American submarine Springer, 2/8/1945 again hard damaged on a mine and was not under repair.

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