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3E Class, Japanese Cargo Ships


Specifications:


Tonnage 870 gross register tons
1540 deadweight tons
Dimensions 210'11" by 31'2" by 15'2"
64.29m by 9.50m by 4.62m
Maximum speed       10 knots
Machinery
1-shaft diesel
Range 2000 nautical miles (3200 km) at 7.5 knots


The 3Es were standardized coastal cargo vessels. They were designed for mass production rather than commercial economy, like the American Liberty Ships. However, they were a bit sturdier and faster than the 2Es, which made them a bit less vulnerable to submarines.

25 of these ships was launched in 1945 before the surrender.


References:

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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