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Otori Class, Japanese Torpedo Boats

Specifications:

Tonnage 840 tons light
Dimensions 290'4" by 26'10" by 9'1"
88.49m by 8.18m by 2.77m
Maximum speed       30.5 knots
Complement 113
Armament 3 5"/50 dual-purpose guns
1 40mm AA gun
3 21" torpedo tubes
Bunkerage 150 tons fuel oil
Range 4000 nautical miles (7400 km) at 14 knots
Modifications 1944: One 4.7" gun and the 40mm gun removed to take on 11 25mm/60 AA guns and 48 depth charges, raising the displacement to 1043 tons.


The Otoris were basically improved Tomozurus with strengthened hulls.


Units in the Pacific:

Otori  

Sanya      

Sunk by aircraft 1944-6-12 off Saipan

Kasasagi

With Hong Kong Attack Force

Torpedoed 1943-9-26 by Bluefish in Flores Sea

Hiyodori

With Hong Kong Attack Force      Torpedoed 1944-11-17 by Gunnel off French Indochina

Hayabusa      

Sanya      

Sunk by aircraft 1944-9-24 off Luzon
Hato Akkeshi
Sunk by aircraft 1944-10-16 off Hong Kong
Sagi Ominato
Torpedoed 1944-11-8 by Gunnel near 118.9E 16.1N
Kari With Hong Kong Attack Force Torpedoed 1945-7-16 by Baya off Makassar
Kiji With Hong Kong Attack Force

References

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Worth (2001)


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