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Ashizuri Class, Japanese Gasoline Tankers


Photograph of Ashizuri-class gasoline tanker

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Specifications:


Tonnage 7951 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 426'6" by 55'1" by 19'8"
130.00m by 16.79m by 6.00m
Maximum speed       16 knots
Armament 4 5"/40 dual-purpose guns
4 25mm/60 AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft MAN diesel (6000 bhp)
Capacity
770,000 gallons gasoline
880 tons ammunition.


The Ashizuris or "Kihatsuyu Umpankan" were underway replenishment vessels for carrier task forces. In addition to aviation gasoline, they carried lubricants and spare parts, and they were equipped with aircraft repair workshops.


Units in the Pacific:

Ashizuri     

Completed 1943-1-30 (Mitsubishi-Nagasaki)       Torpedoed 1944-6-5 off Basilan Island by Puffer

Shioya     

Completed 1943-11-9 (Mitsubishi-Nagasaki)       Torpedoed 1944-6-8 off Menado by Rasher


References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-11-6)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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