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JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENCE FORCE (JAPAN)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

YASHIMA coastal minesweepers (1954-1957, 1954/1956)

Yashima 1955

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
やしま <Yashima> MSC651 South Coast Co, Newport Beach, USA     12/1954 auxiliary 3/1970
はしま <Hashima> (ex-Alysse) MSC652 National Steel, San Diego, USA   11/1/1954 5/1954 // 1956 auxiliary 3/1970
つしま <Tsushima> MSC653 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA     7/1956 auxiliary 3/1973
としま <Toshima> MSC654 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA     1/1957 auxiliary 7/1973

 

Displacement light, t

360

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

880

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

   

Ship project history: USN Bluebird class coastal minesweepers, transferred under MDAP. Hashima was transferred after the one year service under French flag.

Modernizations: none

Naval service: In 1970-1973 all were classified as Yard Special Auxuliaries (YAS).

  Ivan Gogin, 2016