(Tsubame by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color
Paintings of Japanese Warships")
Completed in 1929, TSUBAME was a dual- pupose coastal light
minelayer/netlayer. In 1943, she was pressed into convoy escort duty as a
result of the IJN's critical shortage of escort vessels and fitted with
depth charge racks. TSUBAME was sunk off Ishigaki Shima. by Task Force
58's aircraft in March 1945.
|Builder and Year Completed:
||Mitsubishi, Yokohama, 1929.|
||215' by 23'7" by 7'
|Propulsion and Speed:
||2 VTE, 2 shafts, 2,500 ihp; 19 knots.
||1 x 80-mm (3-inch) 40 cal AA gun, 1 x
13.2mm MG, 120 mines.