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Kazahaya, Japanese Oiler

Specifications:

Tonnage 18,300 tons standard
Dimensions 460'0" by 59'6" by 27'11"
140.21m by 18.14m by 8.51m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Armament 3 4.7"/45 dual-purpose guns
6 25mm/60 antiaircraft guns
Machinery
1-shaft geared turbine (9500 shp)
2 boilers


The Kazahaya was completed on 31 March 1943. She was intended to be the first of a series of fast fleet tankers, but the remaining units were canceled, a ghastly mistake on the part of the Japanese. She was torpedoed on 6 October 1943 off Truk by Tinosa and Steelhead.


References:

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-12-24)


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