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Sunosaki Class, Japanese Gasoline Tankers


Photograph of Sunosaki-class gasoline tanker

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Specifications:


Tonnage 4465 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 352'8" by 49'3" by 16'5"
107.5m by 15.0m by 5.0m
Maximum speed       16 knots
Complement
161
Armament 2 4.7"/45 dual-purpose guns
Machinery
2-shaft MAN diesel (4500 bhp)
Range
4000 nm (7400 km) at 14 knots
Capacity
4000 tons gasoline
1080 tons light oil or water
440 tons dry cargo


The Sunosakis were underway replenishment vessels for carrier task forces. In addition to aviation gasoline, they carried lubricants and spare parts.


Units in the Pacific:

Takasaki      Completed 1943-9-2 (Mitsubishi-Yokohama)      Torpedoed 1944-6-5 off Basilan Island by Puffer

Sunosaki     

Completed 1943-12-10 (Mitsubishi-Yokohama)       Sunk by aircraft 1944-9-21 at Manila

References:

CombinedFleet.com (accessd 2011-7-5)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)


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