Etorofu class escorts



Etorofu

Displacement870t standard, 1004t trial
Length72.5m pp, 76.2m wl, 77.72m oa
Width9.1m
Draught3.05m
Machinery2-shaft diesel, 4200bhp
Speed19.7kt
Armament3-12cm/45cal gun (1x3) (Kanju 2), 4-25mm AA, 36 DCs
Complement147



Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
EtorofuFY1941Hitachi, Sakurajima1942. 3.231943. 1.291943. 5.15DE1945.10. 5 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 8. 5 to USA, BU
OkiFY1941Uraga Dock1942. 2.271942.12.201943. 3.28DE1945.11.20 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 8.29 to China
1949 to PRC
SadoFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1942. 2.211942.11.281943. 3.27DE1944. 8.22 sunk
(torpedoed, South China Seaj
[14.15N, 120.25E]
1944.10.10 disc
MatsuwaFY1941Mitsui, Tamano1942. 2.201942. 4.191943. 3.23DE1944. 8.22 sunk
(torpedoed, South China Seaj
[14.15N, 120.25E]
1944.10.10 disc
FukueFY1941Uraga Dock1942.10.301943. 4. 21943. 6.28DE1945.10. 5 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 7.16 to UK, BU
TsushimaFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1942. 6.201943. 3.201943. 7.28DE1945.10. 5 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 7.31 to China
1963 disc
MutsureFY1941Hitachi, Sakurajima1942. 7.251943. 4.101943. 7.31DE1943. 9. 2 sunk
(torpedoed, N of Truk)
[08.40N, 151.31E]
1943.11. 1 disc
WakamiyaFY1941Mitsui, Tamano1942. 7.161943. 4.191943. 8.10DE1943.11.23 sunk
(torpedoed, S of Shuzan Is.)
[28.49N, 122.11E]
1944. 1. 5 disc
KanjuFY1941Uraga Dock1943. 4. 81943. 8. 71943.10.30DE1945. 8.15 sunk
(mined, Wonsan)
[39.10N, 127.27E]
1945. 9.15 disc
HiradoFY1941Hitachi, Sakurajima1942.11. 21943. 6.301943. 9.28DE1944. 9.12 sunk
(torpedoed, S of Hainan I.)
[17.54N, 114.49E]
1944.11.10 disc
AmakusaFY1941Hitachi, Sakurajima1943. 4. 51943. 9.311943.11.20DE1945. 8. 9 sunk
(air attack, Onagawa)
[38.26N, 141.30E]
1945. 9.15 disc
ManjuFY1941Mitsui, Tamano1943. 2.151943. 7.311943.11.30DE1945. 4. 3 damaged
(air attack, Hongkong)
1945. 5.11 refloated
1946 BU
1947. 5. 3 disc
KasadoFY1941Uraga Dock1943. 8.101943.12. 91944. 2.27DE1945.11.30 disc
1948. 9.25 BU
IkiFY1941Mitsui, Tamano1942. 5. 21943. 2. 51943. 5.31DE1944. 5.24 sunk
(torpedoed, South China Seaj
[01.17N, 107.53E]
1944. 7.10 disc



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