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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

7-GO minesweepers (1938-1939)

7-go 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第7号掃海艇 <7-go> (W7)   Mitsui, Tamano 10/1937 16/6/1938 12/1938 sunk 15/4/1944
第8号掃海艇 <8-go> (W8)   Uraga, Tokyo 12/1937 28/5/1938 2/1939 captured 8/1945, scuttled 13/7/1946
第9号掃海艇 <9-go> (W9)   Maizuru K K 2/1938 10/9/1938 2/1939 sunk 2/2/1942
第10号掃海艇 <10-go> (W10)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 12/1937 22/9/1938 2/1939 sunk 10/12/1941
第11号掃海艇 <11-go> (W11)   Uraga, Tokyo 5/1938 28/12/1938 7/1939 sunk 28/3/1945
第12号掃海艇 <12-go> (W12)   Ishikawajima, Tokyo 8/1938 18/2/1939 8/1939 sunk 6/4/1945

   

Displacement standard, t

630

Displacement normal, t

750

Length, m

67.3 pp 71.3 wl 72.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.85

Draught, m

2.00

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

Complement

88

Ship project history: Built under 3rd Supplementary program of 1937. Development of W17 class with strengthened artillery.

Modernizations: 1943 - 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: W10 was sunk 10/12/1941 at Luzon by American aircraft. W9 was lost 2/2/1943 at Amboina (Ceram) on Dutch mine. W7 was sunk 15/4/1944 in Andaman Sea by British submarine Storm. W11 was damaged 2/2/1943 on a mine at Amboina, 28/3/1945 at Celebes she was sunk by American aircraft. W12 was damaged 2/2/1943 on a mine at Amboina, 6/4/1945 she was sunk at Sumbawa (Java Sea) by American submarine Besugo. W8 was scuttled by British at Singapore 13/7/1946.

 

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  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14