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Muroto Class, Japanese Provisions Storeships

Specifications:

Tonnage 8215 tons
Dimensions 345'0" by 50'0" by 23'11"
105.16m by 15.24m by 7.29m
Maximum speed       12.5 knots
Armament 2 4.7"/45 guns
2 3"/40 AA guns


The Murotos were obsolete colliers (completed 1919) that were converted to supply ships in 1941.


Units in the Pacific:

Muroto     
With Combined Fleet     
Torpedoed 1944-10-22 off Kagoshima by Seadog
Noshima     

Sunk by aircraft 1943-3-3 off Finschhafen



References:

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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