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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

5-GO minesweepers (1929)

5-go 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第5号掃海艇 <5-go> (W5)   Mitsui, Tamano 3/1928 30/10/1928 2/1929 sunk 4/11/1944
第6号掃海艇 <6-go> (W6)   Hitachi, Sakurajima 3/1928 29/10/1928 2/1929 sunk 26/12/1941

   

Displacement standard, t

620

Displacement normal, t

717

Length, m

72.0 pp 75.0 wl 77.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.25

Draught, m

2.25

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

coal 176

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14)

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/45 3-shiki, 1 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, sweeps

Complement

87

Ship project history: Built under the 1927 program. Development of W1 class.

Modernizations: 1934 - 1935, both: permanent ballast was added, full displacement was 826t; - 1 x 1 - 76/40.

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

Naval service: W6 26/12/1941 was sunk at Borneo by Dutch aircraft. W5 4/11/1944 was sunk E off Sumatra by British submarine Terrapin.

 

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  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14