Okinoshima Class Minelayer


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

Completed in 1936, the OKINOSHIMA was a purpose-built minelayer. She participated in the invasions of Lae and Salamuana, New Guinea and the aborted invasion of Port Moresby, New Guinea. The OKINOSHIMA was torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea in May 1942.

Builder and Year Completed: Harima Shipyard, 1936.
Displacement: 4,470-tons.
Dimensions: 491' x 51 x 18
Propulsion and Speed: 2 geared turbines, 4 Kampon Boilers, 2 shafts; 20 knots.
Armament:
4 (2x2) 140-mm (5.5 inch) guns, 4 x 80-mm (3-inch) 40 cal HA guns, 500 mines.
Aircraft: 1 floatplane, 1 catapult.