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Eijo Class, Japanese Minelayers


Photograph of Mino, an Eijo-class minelayer

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Specifications:


Tonnage

3224 tons standard

Dimensions

300'9" by 44'1" by 19'2"
91.67m by 13.44m by 5.84m

Maximum speed      

11 knots

Armament

1 4.7"/45 dual-purpose gun
14 25mm/60 AA guns
380 mines
24 depth charges
Machinery
1-shaft reciprocating engines (1200 shp)
Coal boilers
Range 4000 nautical miles (6400 km) at 9 knots
Sensors
Type 13 radar

The Eijos were standard Type 2D merchant vessels converted to minelayers. They were capable of acting as transports when necessary.


Units in the Pacific:

Eijo     

Completed 1945-3-10 (Kure)     
Torpedoed 1945-6-17 off Hokkaido by Spadefish
Meino     
Completed 1945-8-5 (Kure)   

References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Navypedia.org (accessed 2010-8-6)

Worth (2001)



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