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Flower Class Corvette Forums. Fair use may apply.
|Tonnage||607 tons standard displacement
923 tons fully loaded
||168' by 30' by 15.3'
51m by 9.1m by 4.7m
|Maximum speed||14 knots
2x2 machine guns
2 depth charge racks (40 depth charges)
4 depth charge throwers
||1-shaft (1100 ihp)
The Kiwis were a half-corvette, half-trawler design with some antisubmarine capability. They were completed in 1941, just before war broke out in the Pacific.
The class gained fame on 29 Jan 1943, when Kiwi rammed and wrecked I-1 off Guadalcanal.
||Sunk by aircraft 1943-4 off Tulagi
Flower Class Corvette Forums (2008-12-14; accessed 2011-5-22)
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