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|Tonnage||10,929 tons standard|
|Dimensions||577'6" by 61'8" by 19'
176.0m by 18.8m by 5.9m
|Maximum speed||22 knots|
12 Type 'A' midget submarines
18 25mm/60 machine guns
||2-shaft 4-cylinder diesel
|Bunkerage||3600 tons diesel oil|
|Range||8000 nautical miles (15,000km) at 16 knots|
completed in 1939, was a cheaper and much
less satisfactory follow-on to the preceding Chitoses.
She was neither fast nor well-built. Like the Chitoses, she was designed for fast
conversion to an aircraft
carrier, but she was lost before these plans could be carried out.
At the commencement of hostilities, Mizuho was with Fourth Surprise Attack Force (Kubo), sailing from Magong for Aparri. She was torpedoed on 1 May 1942 by Drum off Honshu.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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