KATSURIKI Class Survey Vessel

Hydrographic surveying involves mapping the ocean floor to update nautical charts in support of military operations and to make navigation at sea safe. In Sep '44, KATSURIKI was torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine.

Builder and Year Completed: Kure Navy Yard, 1917
Displacement: 1,540-tons.
Dimensions: 240' x 39' x 14'
Propulsion: 2-shaft recipro, 2 boilers, 1800 ihp, 13 kts
Armament: 3-8cm/40cal gun, 150 mines