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||206'9" by 31'6" by 9'2"
63.0m by 9.6m by 2.8m
|Maximum speed||13.5 knots
||1 75mm AA gun
4 20mm AA guns
4 light machine guns
||Diesel (1200 shp)
||2000 nautical miles (3700 km) at 12 knots
||4 Type 97 tanks,
1 truck, and 170 troops
||1944-5: The 20mm guns were replaced with 25mm
About twenty of these ships were produced, mostly in 1943-1944.
The SS-1 landing ships were built for the Army by the Navy (which knew them as Type ES.) They were based on icebreaker hulls, which gave them the strength to beach themselves without significant damage.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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