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Tatsumiya Maru Class, Japanese Minelayers

Specifications:

Tonnage 6345 tons
Dimensions 430' by 55.6’ by 30.5
131m by 16.9m by 9.3m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Armament 4 5" guns
2 13mm/76 machine guns
2 7.7mm machine guns
650 mines
Machinery
1-shaft turbine (4500 shp)


The Tatsumiya Marus were completed in 1938-1939 as cargo ships for the Tatsuuma Kisen line. In mid-1941 they were requisitioned by the Navy and converted to minelayers, then to transports in 1942. Both somehow survived the war.

Units in the Pacific:

Tatsumiya Maru     
North of Tioman Island (104.182E 2.802N)
Tatsuharu Maru

References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2014-2-18)


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