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Nisshin, Japanese Seaplane Carrier


Photograph of seaplane tender Nisshin

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Specifications:


Tonnage 11,317 tons standard
Dimensions 616'10" by 64'8" by 23'0"
188.02m by 19.71m by 7.01m
Maximum speed       28 knots
Aircraft 4 catapults
25 seaplanes
Armament 6 5"/40 dual-purpose guns
18 25mm/60 machine guns
Up to 700 mines
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (47,000 bhp)
Range 11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 18 knots
Modifications 1942: Modified to carry Type 'A' midget submarines.

The Nisshin, completed 27 February 1942 at Kure, had a similar history to other Japanese seaplane carriers in that she was modified to carry midget submarines. In addition, she was designed to carry 700 mines in place of eight of her seaplanes. These could be laid through doors in the stern.

She was sunk by aircraft on 22 July 1943 off Bougainville.


References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Material of IJN (accessed 2009-12-8)

Worth (2001)



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