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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

101-GO auxiliary minesweepers (1941/1943-1944, 1943)

101-go 1944

104-go 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第101号掃海特務艇 <101-go> (Wa101) (ex-Flores)   Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands   1942 6/1943 damaged 17/5/1945, never repaired, to Netherlands 8/1945 (Flores)
第102号掃海特務艇 <102-go> (Wa102) (ex-Fakfak)   Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands   1942 6/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to Netherlands 8/1945
第103号掃海特務艇 <103-go> (Wa103) (ex-Garoet)   Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands   1942 5/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to Netherlands 8/1945
第104号掃海特務艇 <104-go> (Wa104) (ex-HMV19, ex-Djember)   Soerabaja Droogdok, Netherlands   1940 1941 // 2/1943 sunk 12/4/1945
第105号掃海特務艇 <105-go> (Wa105) (ex-Grissee)   Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands   1942 8/1943 damaged 25/5/1945, never repaired
第106号掃海特務艇 <106-go> (Wa106) (ex-HMV20, ex-Djombang)   Soerabaja Droogdok, Netherlands   1941 1941 // 8/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to Netherlands 8/1945 (Djombang)
第107号掃海特務艇 <107-go> (Wa107) (ex-HMV21, ex-Enggano)   Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands   1941 1941 // 8/1944 surrendered 8/1945, to Netherlands 8/1945 (Enggano)

 

Displacement standard, t

170

Displacement normal, t

175

Length, m

32.5 wl 34.8 oa

Breadth, m

5.69

Draught, m

1.91

No of shafts

1

Machinery

101 - 103-go, 105 - 107-go: Enterprise diesel

104-go: Benz diesel

Power, h. p.

101 - 103-go, 105 - 107-go: 360

104-go: 350

Max speed, kts

101 - 103-go, 105 - 107-go: 12.5

104-go: 10.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

3 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 1 DCR (6), sweeps

Complement

14

Ship project history: Wa101 group (Wa101-103, 105) were laid down on Dutch India yards as police boats of "FG" class for colonial administration. 2/3/1942 hulls were blown up on slipways by Dutches. Subsequently they were completed by Japanese.

Wa104 group (Wa104, 106, 107) were former Dutch police boats, scuttled by crews 2/3/1942. They were salvaged and commissioned by IJN.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Wa101 was lost on mine 13/10/1943 near Madura, subsequently she was raised and commissioned again, 17/5/1945 she was destroyed in dock at Surabaya by American carrier aircraft, returned to Netherlands in unrepaired condition, later repaired and transferred to Indonesia in 1950. Wa105 was sunk 25/5/1945 by British submarine Trenchant off Java. Wa104 was sunk 12/4/1945 by British submarine Stygian SW off Bali.

 

  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14