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Mamiya, Japanese Provisions Storeship

Specifications:

Tonnage 15,820 standard tons
Dimensions 475'0" by 61'0" by 27'8"
144.78m by 18.59m by 8.43m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Complement
284
Armament 2 5.5"/50 guns
2 3"/40 AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft  triple expansion reciprocating (10,000 bhp)
8 Kampon boilers
Bunkerage
3414 tons coal
2134 tons fuel oil


The Mamiya was a supply ship with refrigerated compartments capable of carrying provisions for 18,000 men for three weeks and stalls for 50 head of cattle. She was also capable of transporting a small number of aircraft on her afterdeck, and she had unusually good communications equipment. She was sometimes used to simulate an American battleship during fleet exercises.

Mamiya was operating with Combined Fleet out of Yokosuka when war broke out and was torpedoed on 20 December 1944 off Hainan by Sealion.


References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2007-12-24)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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