KYUNANSEN KEN EISEN

Tategami Class Fleet Salvage and Repair Tug


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

The three TATEGAMI Class Fleet Salvage and Repair Tugs (Kyunansen Ken Eisen) were equipped with two 1,000-lb salvage pumps, air compressors, derricks, machine tools and a workshop. OJIMA was sunk at Truk by marine casualty in Oct '43 and NAGAURA was sunk off Kavieng by American destroyers in Feb '44.

Builders and Year Completed: Harima SB and Maizuru Navy Yard, 1936-1940.
Displacement: 812-tons.
Dimensions: 160.7' x 31.2 x 11.3
Propulsion: 2 reciprocating VTE engines, 2 shafts,
2, 200 ihp, 15.3 knots.
Armament: 2 x Type 96 25-mm AA, 6 DCs.