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Fushimi class, Japanese River Gunboats


Photograph of gunboat Fushimi

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Specifications:


Tonnage 304 tons
Dimensions 164'1" by 32'2" by 4'2"
50m by 9.8m by 1.26m
Maximum speed       17 knots
Complement 64
Armament 3"/40 AA gun
2 25mm/60 AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft geared turbine (2200 shp)

The Fushimis were completed in 1939-1940 and were probably the fastest, longest-ranged river gunboats in the world at the time.

Units in the Pacific:

Fushimi     
Yangtze Squadron (Komatsu)
Sumida
Yangtze Squadron (Komatsu)


References

Evans and Peattie (1997)

Nishida (2003; accessed 2013-8-2)



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