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2TL Class, Japanese Tankers


Diagram of 2TL class tanker

ONI-208J-S3



Specifications:


Tonnage 9951 gross register tons
16,600 deadweight tons
Dimensions 516'6"by 66'11" by 29'6"
157.43m by 20.40m by 8.99m
Maximum speed       15 knots
Machinery
Turbine
Range 8000 nautical miles (12,900 km) at 13 knots


The 2TLs were standardized tankers. Essentially a continuation of the 1TL class, they had a design lineage going back to the 1930s. Two were taken in hand for conversion to escort carriers, but neither conversion was ever completed.

Production Schedule:

Year Units Completed

1943

0
1944
21
1945
7


References:

Heal (2003)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

ONI-208J-S3 (1945-1; accessed 2012-11-30)


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