W-5 Class Minesweepers
(W-5 scanned from SOTW, v. 507)

The W-5 class of two units were slightly larger and 1 knot faster than the W-1's. In 1944, W-5's forward 4.7-inch gun and minesweeping gear were removed and she was rearmed with five Type 96 25-mm AA guns and 36 DCs.

Builders and
Year Completed:
Uraga Dock Co., Tokyo
Displacement: 620-tons standard.
Dimensions: 252' x 27' x 7.5'
Propulsion: 2 sets VTE, 3 Kampon boilers, 2-shafts, 4000 i.h.p, speed 20 knots
Armament: 2 x 4.7-inch (120-mm)/45 cal HA, 1-3-inch (80-mm)/40-cal AA, 1-12-mm MG, 2 depth charge throwers