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Hayasui, Japanese Oiler/Seaplane Carrier


Specifications:


Tonnage 18,300 tons standard
Dimensions 515'11" by 65'11" by 29'0"
157.25m by 20.09m by 8.84m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Aircraft
1 catapult
6 seaplanes
Armament 4 5"/40 dual-purpose guns
8 25mm/60 machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft geared turbine (9500 shp)
2 Kampon boilers
Capacity
9800 tons fuel oil
200 tons gasoline

The Hayasui was a hybrid oiler/seaplane carrier completed in April 1944 at Harima. She was torpedoed on 19 August 1944 off Luzon by Bluefish. A second unit was planned but never laid down.


References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2010-1-23)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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