Mikura class escorts



Mikura

Displacement940t standard, 1004t trial
Length72.5m pp, 77.5m wl, 78.77m oa
Width9.1m
Draught3.06m
Machinery2-shaft diesel, 4400bhp
Speed19.5kt
Armament3-12cm/45cal gun (2x1, 1x1), 4-25mm AA, 120 DCs
Complementapprox. 150



Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
MikuraFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1942.10. 11943. 7.161943.10.30DE1945. 3.28 missing
(torpedoed, off Cape Toi)
1945. 5.25 disc
MiyakeFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1943. 2.121943. 8.301943.11.30DE1945.11.30 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1948. 7. 2 BU finished
AwajiFY1941Hitachi, Sakurajima1943. 6. 11943.10.301944. 2.15DE1944. 6. 2 sunk
(torpedoed, E of Taiwan)
[22.34N, 121.51E]
1944. 7.10 disc
KurahashiFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1943. 6. 11943.10.151944. 3.10DE1945.11.30 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 9.14 to UK
1948. 1.15 BU finished
NomiFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1943. 8.101943.12. 31944. 3.15DE1945. 4.15 sunk
(torpedoed, NW of Cheju I.)
[23.25N, 126.15E]
1945. 5.25 disc
ChiburiFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1943. 7.201943.11.301944. 5.13DE1945. 1.12 sunk
(air attack, Saigon)
[10.20N, 107.50E]
1945. 3.10 disc
YashiroFY1941Hitachi, Sakurajima1943.11.181944. 2.161944. 6. 3DE1945.11.30 disc
1945.12. 1 Transport for retreat
1947. 8.29 to China
1954 disc
KusagakiFY1941Nihon Kokan, Tsurumi1943. 9. 71944. 1.121944. 7. 1DE1944. 8. 7 sunk
(torpedoed, W of Manila)
[14.51N, 119.59E]
1944.10.10 disc



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