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2TEd Class, Japanese Tankers


Specifications:


Tonnage 870 GRT
1680 DWT
Dimensions 210'11" by 31'2" by 14'9"
64.29m by 9.50m by 4.50m
Maximum speed       9 knots
Machinery
1-shaft diesel
Range 4000 nautical miles (6400 km) at 7 knots


The 2TEds were standardized coastal tankers powered by diesel engines. They were designed for mass production rather than commercial economy, like the American Liberty Ships. The ships therefore had a reduced number of transverse frames (weakening their hulls) and no double bottom compartments. Again, as with their American equivalents, special yards were set up for their construction.

These slow, fragile ships proved easy prey for submarine attack.


Production Schedule:

Year Units Completed

1943

9
1944
112
1945
17


References:

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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