Ashizuri Class Aviation Gasoline Tanker

ASHIZURI was the lead ship of a two-ship class that included SHIOYA. The ASHIZURIs were larger than the SUNOSAKIs and were also designed to provide underway resupply of carrier groups with aviation gasoline, bombs, torpedoes and other supplies. Both ASHIZURI and SHIOYA were completed in 1943 and sunk by American submarines in 1944.

Builder and
Year Completed:
Mitsubishi, Nagasaki
Displacement: 7,951-tons.
Dimensions: 413.4' x 55' x 19.7'
Propulsion: 2 x Mitsubishi Yokohama MAN-type diesel engines, 6,000 b.h.p., 2 shafts, maximum speed 16 knots
Cargo Capacity: 2,320-tons gasoline
880-tons ammunition.
Armament: 2 x 127-mm (5-inch)/40 cal. type 89 guns, 2 x 25-mm type 96 AA guns.