Completed in 1929, the ITSUKUSHIMA was a purpose-built minelayer. She was the first Japanese warship to be equipped solely with diesel engines and the first to be fitted with an Oertz rudder. She participated in the Sino-Japanese war in China and the invasion of Dutch Borneo and was later used as a transport. The ITSUKUSHIMA was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea in October 1944.
|Builder and Year Completed:||Uraga Dock Co., Tokyo, 1929.|
|Dimensions:||341' x 38.10’ x 10.6’|
|Propulsion and Speed:||3 M.A.N. diesels, 3 shafts, 3,000-hp, 17 knots.|
|Armament:||3 x 140-mm/50 cal. (5.5 inch) guns, 2 x 76-mm/40 cal. (3-inch) guns, 250-500 mines, 2 depth charge throwers.|