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Ondo Class, Japanese Oilers


Photograph of Ondo class oiler

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Specifications:


Tonnage 14,050 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 470'10" by 58'1" by 26'6"
143.51m by 17.70m by 8.08m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Complement 160
Armament 2 5.5"/50 guns
2 3"/40 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft VTE reciprocating (5500 shp)
4 Miyabara boilers
Capacity 10,350 tons fuel oil


The Ondos were completed in 1923-1924, two in naval yards and the Ondo herself in the Kawasaki Kobe yard. They were basically improved Shiretokos, with good speed and capacity for their time.


Units in the Pacific:

Naruto

Hashirajima     

Burned out following air attack 1944-3-2 at Rabaul

Hayatomo      

Magong

Torpedoed and hulked 1943-10-9 off Singapore

Ondo

Kwajalein

Torpedoed and beached 1943-11-18 off Cavite by Bluegill

References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-11-6)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-11-6)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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