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Kinezaki Class, Japanese Provisions Storeships


Photograph of Kinezaki class provisions storeship

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Specifications:

Tonnage 920 tons normal
Dimensions 194'9" by 30'10" by 10'2"
59.36m by 9.40m by 3.10m
Maximum speed       15 knots
Armament 1 3"/40 AA guns
3 13mm/76 AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft diesel


The Kinezakis (Kinesakis) were built in 1941-1943 as small refrigerated supply ships. Three survived the war, and two of these were subsequently seized by the Russians and the Kuomintang as war reparations.


Units in the Pacific:

Kinezaki     

Sunk by aircraft 1 March 1945 at Amami Oshima
Hayasaki     
Completed 1942-8-31 (Sakurajima-Osaka)    

Shirasaki     
Completed 1942-12-31 (Sakurajima-Osaka)     

Arasaki
Completed 1943-5-29 (Sakurajima-Osaka)     


References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-012-18)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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