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|Tonnage||6400 gross register tons
10425 deadweight tons
|Dimensions||445'10" by 58'5" by 32'2"
135.89m by 17.80m by 9.80m
|Maximum speed||15 knots|
||1-shaft turbine (3500 shp)
|Range||13,000 nautical miles (21,000 km) at 13.5 knots
The 1As were standard cargo vessels somewhat resembling the Liberty Ships. The design was standardized by the Ministry of Communications, with assistance from the Navy Ministry, early in 1942, and was based on uniform specifications adopted by several yards prior to the war. Construction took about 90 days. The 1As were not significantly different from peacetime designs, with machinery amidships, and were intended for economical use after the war.
Six additional ships were ordered as 1As but completed as Type 2A ships.
1944-6-25 by Bashaw
1944-5-4 by Tinosa
250 miles southeast of Hong Kong
1944-5-15 by Aspro
in Caroline Islands
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
ONI-208J-S3 (1945-1; accessed 2011-12-18)
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