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Tsugaru, Japanese Minelayer


Photograph of Japanese minelayer Tsugaru

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Specifications:

Tonnage 4400 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 408'6" by 51'3" by 16'2"
124.51m by 15.62m by 4.93m
Maximum speed       20 knots
Aircraft
1 catapult
1 seaplane
Armament 2x2 5"/40 dual-purpose guns
2x2 25mm/60 AA guns
600 mines
1 Type 94 depth charge thrower
6 depth charge rails
Machinery
2-shaft geared turbine
4 Kampon boilers


The Tsugaru was essentially an improved Okinoshima. Two other units were planned but never ordered.

Tsugaru was with the Guam Invasion Force when war broke out. She was torpedoed on 19 June 1944 off Morotai by Darter.

References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2007-12-14)

Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)

Whitley (1995)

Worth (2001)


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