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1E Class, Japanese Cargo Ships


Specifications:


Tonnage 830 gross register tons
1265 deadweight tons
Dimensions 213'3" by 31'2" by 16'5"
65.0m by 9.50m by 5.0m
Maximum speed       12 knots
Machinery
Diesel engines
Range 6000 nautical miles (9700 km) at 10 knots


The 1Es were motor coasters whose diesel engines (700 horsepower hot bulb engines designed in Japan) gave them good range for their size. The design was standardized by the Ministry of Communications, with assistance from the Navy Ministry, early in 1942, and was based on uniform specifications adopted by several yards prior to the war. They were not significantly different from peacetime designs, with machinery amidships, and were intended for economical use after the war. The deckhouse was amidships with hatches fore and aft.


Production Schedule:

Year Units Completed

1942

6
1943
13
1944
4
1945
1


References:

Heal (2003)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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