Completed in 1931, the YAEYAMA was a dual- pupose minelayer/netlayer. 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. The YAEYAMA was sunk S of Mindoro by Task Force 38's aircraft in September 1944.
|Builder and Year Completed:||Ishikawajima Shipyard, 1929.|
|Dimensions:||292' x 35’ x 9’|
|Propulsion and Speed:||2 VTE, 2 Kampon Boilers, 2 shafts, 4,800 ihp; 20 knots.|
|Armament:||2 x 120-mm (4.7-inch) 45 cal HA guns, 2 x 13.2mm MGs, 185 mines.|