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Irako, Japanese Provisions Storeship

Specifications:

Tonnage 9570 tons
Dimensions 476'0" by 62'4" by 19'10"
145.08m by 19.00m by 2.53m
Maximum speed       17.5 knots
Armament 4 5"/40 dual-purpose guns
13 25mm/60 AA guns
Depth charges


The Irako was completed at Kawasaki-Kobe just days before war broke out. She was intended to be the first of a series of fast refrigerator ships, but no others were ever laid down. She was beached and a total loss following air attack on 24 September 1944 at Coron Bay.


References:

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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