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Shirataka, Japanese Escort Vessel


Photograph of escort vessel Shirataka

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Specifications:


Tonnage 1345 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 275'7" by 37'11" by 9'2"
84.00m by 11.56m by 2.79m
Maximum speed       13 knots
Complement 175
Armament 3 3"/40 guns
1 25mm/60 antiaircraft gun
150 mines
4 depth charge throwers (36 depth charges)
Machinery
2-shaft reciprocating (2200 shp)
2 Kampon boilers
Bunkerage 300 tons coal
Range 2200 nautical miles (4100 km) at 10 knots


The Shirataka was built as a minelayer/netlayer but converted to an escort vessel in 1940. She was at Palau when war broke out, and was torpedoed on 31 August 1944 off Batan Island by Sealion.

References

CombinedFleet.org (accessed 2008-4-3)

Gogin (2010; accessed 2013-4-5)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Whitley (1995)

Worth (2001)



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