W-19 Class Minesweepers
W-21 (W-19 class) scanned from Gakken, V. 45

The W-19 class of two units was an improved W-7 class. In 1943-1944, most of the class had their minesweeping gear removed and were rearmed with five Type 96 25-mm AA guns and 36 DCs.

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Displacement: 648-tons standard.
Dimensions: 237' x 25.9' x 8.7'
Propulsion: 2 sets GT, 2 Kampon boilers, 2-shafts, 3850 i.h.p, speed 20 knots
Armament: 3 x 4.7-inch (120-mm)/45 cal HA, 2-25-mm AA, depth charges