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Kashino, Japanese Munitions Ship

Specifications:

Tonnage 10,360 standard displacement
Dimensions 451'1" by 61'8" by 21'11"
137.49m by 18.80m by 6.68m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Armament 2 4.7"/45 guns
4 13mm/76 machine guns
Cargo
5700 tons


The Kashino was specially built to aid construction of the Yamatos. She was designed to carry the 18" guns, turrets, and ordnance to the construction yards. She was torpedoed on 4 September 1942 in the Formosa Straits by Growler.


References:

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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