Tsugaru Class Minelayer


(Tsugaru by Takeshi Yuki scanned from "Color Paintings of Japanese Warships")

Completed in 1941, the TSUGARU was a purpose-built minelayer. The TSUGARU was torpedoed and sunk W of Morotai in June 1944.

Builder and Year Completed: Yokosuka Navy Yard, 1941.
Displacement: 4,400-tons.
Dimensions: 408' x 51 x 16
Propulsion and Speed: 2 geared turbines, 4 Kampon Boilers, 2 shafts; 20 knots.
Armament: 4 (2x2) unshielded 122-mm (5-inch) guns, 4 (2x2) 25-mm MG, 600 Type 93 mines, 1 x Type 94 depth charge thrower, 6 x DC rails.
Aircraft: 1 E7K2 floatplane, 1 catapult.