IJN Hayasui Class Oiler


(Oiler by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

In 1944, HAYASUI was completed and registered in the IJN as a Fleet Tanker and Seaplane Carrier. She was the only ship of her class completed. HAYASUI was torpedoed and sunk in August 1944.

Builder and Year Completed: Harima Shipbuilding and Engineering, 1944
Displacement: 18,300-tons.
Dimensions: 515' x 66 x 29
Propulsion: 1-shaft geared turbine, 2 Kampon boilers, 9,500 shp; speed 16.5 knots.
Cargo Capacity: 9,800-tons oil
200-tons gasoline
Armament: 4 x Type 89 12.7cm/(5-inch)/40cal DP guns (2x2), 8 x Type 96 25mm AA.
Aircraft: Designed to carry 6 (plus 1 spare) E16A "Paul". Actually carried an unknown number of Aichi E13A1 "Jakes". One Type 1 catapult.