The HARUSHIMA-class of one unit was the former U. S. Army SPEEDWELL-class mine planter (USAMP) Col. GEORGE F. E. HARRISON. In May ‘42, after Corregidor and the Manila Bay forts surrendered, HARRISON was taken over by the Japanese and renamed HARUSHIMA MARU. In Oct ’42, she was rated as an auxiliary cable ship. In Jul ‘43 she was rerated a cable ship and renamed IJN HARUSHIMA. In ‘44, she laid electrical cable off Honshu and conducted anti-submarine patrols. In Jul ’45, she was bombed and sunk by USN carrier planes at Yokosuka Naval Base.
|Builder and Year Completed:||Fabricated Shipbuilding Corporation and Coddington Engineering Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1919|
|Dimensions:||172’’ x 32’ x 11’’6’|
|Propulsion:||2 Allis Chalmers compound, inverted, reciprocating steam engines; 2 Page & Burton watertube boilers; 1,000 SHP; 2 shafts; max speed 11 knots.|
|Armament:||None as built. WW2, unknown|