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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

auxiliary wooden minesweepers (1942-1943)

1-go 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第1号掃海特務艇 <1-go> (Wa1)   Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki   9/11/1941 1/1942 sunk 4/5/1942
第2号掃海特務艇 <2-go> (Wa2)   Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki   9/11/1941 2/1942 sunk 4/5/1942
第3号掃海特務艇 <3-go> (Wa3)   Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki   31/3/1942 5/1942 sunk 24/7/1945
第4号掃海特務艇 <4-go> (Wa4)   Naniwa, Osaka   10/3/1942 6/1942 sunk 19/7/1944
第5号掃海特務艇 <5-go> (Wa5)   Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki   31/3/1942 6/1942 damaged 18/9/1944, never repaired
第6号掃海特務艇 <6-go> (Wa6)   Naniwa, Osaka   18/7/1942 10/1942 damaged 10/8/1945, repaired mercantile 1946
第7号掃海特務艇 <7-go> (Wa7)   Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki   16/7/1942 12/1942 surrendered 8/1945, operated mercantile
第8号掃海特務艇 <8-go> (Wa8)   Mitsubishi, Shimonoseki   16/7/1942 1/1943 sunk 21/10/1944
第9号掃海特務艇 <9-go> (Wa9)   Namura, Osaka   25/1/1943 4/1943 surrendered 8/1945, operated mercantile
第10号掃海特務艇 <10-go> (Wa10)   Sanoyago, Osaka   25/1/1943 5/1943 sunk 11/1/1945
第11号掃海特務艇 <11-go> (Wa11)   Naniwa, Osaka   1942 2/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 11/1947, BU
第12号掃海特務艇 <12-go> (Wa12)   Naniwa, Osaka   1942 8/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 10/1947
第13号掃海特務艇 <13-go> (Wa13)   Hitachi, Sakurajima   25/1/1943 4/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 10/1947, BU
第14号掃海特務艇 <14-go> (Wa14)   Hitachi, Sakurajima   25/1/1943 5/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to China 10/1947 (Chieh 201)
第15号掃海特務艇 <15-go> (Wa15)   Namura, Osaka   1943 4/1943 surrendered 8/1945, BU 1946
第16号掃海特務艇 <16-go> (Wa16)   Sanoyago, Osaka   1943 3/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to United Kingdom 11/1947, BU
第17号掃海特務艇 <17-go> (Wa17)   Naniwa, Osaka   1943 5/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 10/1947
第18号掃海特務艇 <18-go> (Wa18)   Namura, Osaka   1943 7/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 10/1947, BU
第19号掃海特務艇 <19-go> (Wa19)   Sanoyago, Osaka   1943 6/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to China 10/1947 (Chieh 202)
第20号掃海特務艇 <20-go> (Wa20)   Naniwa, Osaka   1943 7/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to Soviet Union 10/1947
第21号掃海特務艇 <21-go> (Wa21)   Hitachi, Sakurajima   11/3/1943 6/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to USA 10/1947, BU
第22号掃海特務艇 <22-go> (Wa22)   Namura, Osaka   1943 10/1943 surrendered 8/1945, to China 10/1947 (Chieh 203)

 

Displacement standard, t

215

Displacement normal, t

222

Length, m

33.0

Breadth, m

5.92

Draught, m

2.29

No of shafts

1

Machinery

diesel

Power, h. p.

300

Max speed, kts

9.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts) 1700(9.5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/23 41-shiki, 1 x 1 - 7.7/80, sweeps, 1 DCR (6)

Complement

43

Ship project history: Project was developed on the basis of trawler. Ships were built under 1940 (first 6) and 1941 (remaining) programs. Orders were placed on small yards which had experience of wood fishing vessels building.

Modernizations: 1944, most survived: - 1 x 1 - 7.7/80; + (2 - 4) x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, DC stowage was increased to 15.

Naval service: 6 ships were lost during war: Wa1 and Wa2 (sunk by American carrier aircraft 4/5/1942 at Solomons), Wa4 (sunk 19/7/1944 by British aircraft at Timor), Wa8 (sunk 21/10/1944 by American carrier aircraft off Panay), Wa10 (sunk 11/1/1945 by American destroyers S off Luzon) and Wa3 ( sunk 24/7/1945 by American aircraft in Surabaya harbour).

    Wa5 was damaged 18/9/1944 by American aircraft at Carolines and never repaired. Wa6 was badly damaged 10/8/1945 by American aircraft, ran aground in Yamada Bay, later she was raised and repaired for mercantile service.

2-go 1942

 

  Ivan Gogin, 2008-14