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Akashi, Japanese Repair Ship


Photograph of repair ship Akashi

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Specifications:


Tonnage 9144 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 507' by 67' by 18'
154.5m by 20.4m by 5.5m
Maximum speed       19 knots
Complement
769
Armament 4 5"/40 DP guns
12 25mm/60 AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft Mitsubishi/MAN Model 60 diesel (10,000 bhp)
Range
8000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 14 knots

The Akashi was completed in 1940 at Sasebo as the only purpose-built repair ship in the Japanese Navy. Operating primarily out of Truk, she was at Palau when war broke out, and was sunk by aircraft near Palau on 31 March 1944.

References:

Chen (2012; accessed 2012-12-1)

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2008-1-30)



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