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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

19-GO minesweepers (1941-1944)

19-go 1941

29-go 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第19号掃海艇 <19-go> (W19)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 9/1940 18/2/1941 5/1941 damaged 10/12/1941, never repaired
第20号掃海艇 <20-go> (W20)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 3/1941 17/9/1941 12/1941 sunk 4/5/1945
第21号掃海艇 <21-go> (W21)   Harima, Harima 9/1941 28/2/1941 6/1942 captured 8/1945, to USA 10/1947, BU
第22号掃海艇 <22-go> (W22)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 10/1941 28/4/1941 7/1942 sunk 11/11/1944
第23号掃海艇 <23-go> (W23)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 5/1942 13/1/1943 3/1943 captured 8/1945, to Soviet Union 10/1947 (T-28)
第24号掃海艇 <24-go> (W24)   Harima, Harima 2/1942 26/9/1942 1/1943 sunk 15/7/1945
第25号掃海艇 <25-go> (W25)   Kure K K   1942 4/1943 sunk 4/7/1944
第26号掃海艇 <26-go> (W26)   Mitsubishi, Yokohama   1942 3/1943 sunk 17/2/1944
第27号掃海艇 <27-go> (W27)   Harima, Harima   1942 7/1943 sunk 10/7/1945
第28号掃海艇 <28-go> (W28)   Kure K K   1943 6/1943 sunk 29/8/1944
第29号掃海艇 <29-go> (W29)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1943 10/1943 sunk 7/5/1945
第30号掃海艇 <30-go> (W30)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1943 2/1944 sunk 11/11/1944
第30号掃海艇 <31-go> (W31)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 1944 --- --- cancelled 1944
第30号掃海艇 <32-go> (W32)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 1944 --- --- cancelled 1944
第33号掃海艇 <33-go> (W33)   Mitsubishi, Yokohama   1943 7/1943 sunk 9/8/1945
第34号掃海艇 <34-go> (W34)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo   1943 5/1944 sunk 21/5/1945
第34号掃海艇 <35-go> (W35)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 1944 --- --- cancelled 1944
第34号掃海艇 <36-go> (W36)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 1944 --- --- cancelled 1944
第34号掃海艇 <37-go> (W37)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 1944 --- --- cancelled 1944
第38号掃海艇 <38-go> (W38)   Fujinagata, Osaka   1944 6/1944 sunk 20/11/1944
第39号掃海艇 <39-go> (W39)   Harima, Harima   1944 5/1944 sunk 20/7/1945
第39号掃海艇 <40-go> (W40)   Harima, Harima 1944 --- --- cancelled 1944
第41号掃海艇 <41-go> (W41)   Fujinagata, Osaka   1944 7/1944 sunk 4/1/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

648

Displacement normal, t

755

Length, m

67.3 pp 71.3 wl 72.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.85

Draught, m

2.61

No of shafts

2

Machinery

geared steam turbines, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

3850

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal + oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14)

Armament

3 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki, 1 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, sweeps

Complement

105

Ship project history: Development of W7 class with minor alterations. Their building was provided by 4th (6 ships) and 5th (28 ships) Supplementary programs of 1939 and 1941. Actually only 23 ships were been begun and only 17 entered service. Orders for the remaining have been cancelled. The 1942 program provided building of 46 more ships, but works did not begun.

Modernizations: 1944, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, sweeps; + 1 x 2 - 25/60 96-shiki, 5 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 DCT (36)

Naval service: W26 2/11/1943 was hard damaged at Rabaul by American aircraft and sunk here by American aircraft 17/2/1944 during damage repair. W25 was sunk 4/7/1944 at coast of Japan by American carrier aircraft. W39 was sunk 20/7/1944 at coast of Japan by American submarine Threadfin. W28 2/10/1943 was damaged on a mine, 29/8/1944 she was sunk at Celebes by American submarine Jack. W22 was damaged 27/2/1943 by American submarine Grampus, 11/11/1944 she was lost on a mine at Balikpapan. W30 was sunk 11/11/1944 in Omrock Bay (Philippines) by American carrier aircraft. W38 was sunk 20/11/1944 SW off Formosa by American submarine Atule. W41 was hard damaged 4/1/1945 at Takao (Formosa) by American aircraft, has sunk on shallow water and later scrapped. W20 was sunk 4/5/1945 at coast of Japan by American submarine Trepang. W29 was damaged 5/2/1945 on a mine, 7/5/1945 she was lost at coast of Japan on a mine. W34 was sunk 21/5/1945 in Java Sea by American submarine Chub. W27 was sunk 10/7/1945 at coast of Japan by American submarine Runner. W24 was sunk 15/7/1945 at coast of Japan by American carrier aircraft. W33 was sunk 9/8/1945 at coast of Japan by British carrier aircraft.

W19 was hard damaged 10/12/1941 by American aircraft at N coast of Luzon, was not under repair and laid up 15/1/1942, BU 1946. W21 was damaged 10/4/1945 on a mine.

W23 in October, 1947 was on a reparation transferred to the USSR.

 

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  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14