W-7 Class Minesweepers
(W-7 class minesweeper scanned from SOTW, V. 507)

The W-7 class of six resembled the W-13 class. In 1943-1944, four units of the class had their minesweeping gear removed and were rearmed with nine Type 96 25-mm AA guns and armed with 36 DCs for escort duty.

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Displacement: 630-tons standard.
Dimensions: 237' x 25.9' x 6.7'
Propulsion: 2 sets GTU, 2 Kampon boilers, 2-shafts, 3850 i.h.p, speed 20 knots
Armament: 2 x 4.7-inch 120-mm)/45 cal HA, 25-mm AA guns, depth charges