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Etorofu Class, Japanese Patrol Boats


Photograph of patrol boat Etorofu

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Specifications:


Tonnage 870 tons standard
Dimensions 255'0" by 29'10" by 10'0"
77.72m by 9.09m by 3.05m
Maximum speed       19.7 knots
Complement 147
Armament 3 4.7"/45 dual-purpose guns
4 25mm AA guns
36 depth charges
Machinery
2-shaft geared diesel (4200 bhp)
Range 8000 nautical miles (15,000km) at 16 knots
Modifications 1943-8: Armament increased to 15 25mm guns, 60 depth charges, and a 3" A/S mortar.
By 1944 the ships had Type 22 radar and Type 93 sonar


Also called "Type A coastal defense ships," the Etorofus were improved Shimushus with heavier antisubmarine armament.


Units in the Pacific:

Etorofu      

Completed 1943-3-25 (Hitachi-Sakurajima)      


Oki Completed 1943-3--31 (Uraga-Tokyo)
Sado Completed 1943-4-1 (Tsurumi) Torpedoed 1944-8-22 off Manila by Haddo
Matsuwa       Completed 1943-4-1 (Mitsui-Tamano) Torpedoed 1944-8-22 off Manila by Harder
Fukue Completed 1943-7-15 (Uraga-Tokyo)
Tsushima Completed 1943-8-15 (Tsurumi)
Mutsure Completed 1943-8-15 (Hitachi-Sakurajima)       Torpedoed 1943-9-2 off Truk by Snapper
Wakamiya       Completed 1943-8-25 (Mitsui-Tamano) Torpedoed 1943-11-23 off China (122.2E 28.8N) by Gudgeon
Kanju Completed 1943-10-30 Uraga-Tokyo)       Sunk by Russian aircraft 1945-8-15 off Wonsan
Hirado Completed 1943-11-1 (Hitachi-Sakurajima)       Torpedoed 1944-9-12 off Hainan by Growler
Amakusa Completed 1943-11-20 (Hitachi-Sakurajima)       Sunk by aircraft 1945-8-9 at Onagawa
Manju Completed 1943-11-30 (Mitsui-Tamano)      
Kasado Completed 1944-3-30 (Uraga-Tokyo)
Iki Completed 1944-4-10 (Mitsui-Tamano)       Torpedoed 1944-5-24 off Singapore by Raton


References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2007-12-5)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Worth (2001)



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