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Japanese escort ship CD-204

History
Empire of Japan
Name: CD-204
Owner: Imperial Japanese Navy
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki
Laid down: 27 February 1945
Launched: 14 April 1945
Completed: 11 July 1945
Commissioned: 11 July 1945
Out of service: surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945
Stricken: 20 November 1945
Fate: scrapped, 31 January 1948
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-204 or No. 204 was a Type D escort ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was the last of her class.

History

She was laid down on 27 February 1945 at the Nagasaki shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the benefit of the Imperial Japanese Navy and launched on 14 April 1945.[2][3] On 11 July 1945, she was completed and commissioned.[2][3] On 17 July 1945, she was damaged in an accident in Senzaki harbor and then traveled to Maizuru for repairs.[2] The war ended before repairs commenced.[2] On 20 November 1945, she was struck from the Naval List and scrapped on 31 January 1948.[2]

References

  1. ^ Chesneau, Roger (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-85177-146-7. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e Hackett, Bob; Sander, Kingsepp; Cundall, Peter; Tatsuhiro, Higuchi (2012). "Kakyakusen: IJN Escort CD-204: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 30 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Stille, Mark (18 July 2017). Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45. Bloomsbury Press. pp. 41–45. ISBN 9781472818164. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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