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Japanese escort ship CD-202

History
Empire of Japan
Name: CD-202
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki
Laid down: 16 February 1945
Launched: 2 April 1945
Sponsored by: Imperial Japanese Navy
Completed: 7 July 1945
Commissioned: 7 July 1945
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Stricken: 20 November 1945
Fate: scrapped, 1947
General characteristics [1]
Type: Type D escort ship
Displacement: 740 long tons (752 t) standard
Length: 69.5 m (228 ft)
Beam: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.05 m (10 ft)
Propulsion: 1 shaft, geared turbine engines, 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 17.5 knots (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) at 16 kn (18 mph; 30 km/h)
Complement: 160
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Type 22-Go radar
  • Type 93 sonar
  • Type 3 hydrophone
Armament:

CD-202 or No. 202 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

History

She was laid down on 16 February 1945 at the Nagasaki shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 2 April 1945.[2][3] On 7 July 1945, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 15 August 1945, Japan announced their unconditional surrender and CD-202 traveled to Sasebo where on 17 August 1945, a steam pipe exploded killing one man.[2] On 30 November 1945, she was struck from the Navy List.[2] She was scrapped in 1947.[3]

References

  1. ^ Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. 1980. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
  2. ^ a b c d Hackett, Bob; Sander, Kingsepp; Cundall, Peter; Higuchi, Tatsuhiro (2012). "Kakyakusen: IJN Escort CD-202: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Stille, Mark (18 July 2017). Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45. Bloomsbury Press. pp. 41–45. ISBN 9781472818164.



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