Japanese escort ship CD-207

Name: CD-207
Builder: Naniwa Dock Co., Ltd., Osaka[1]
Laid down: 17 May 1944[1]
Launched: 22 August 1944[1]
Completed: 15 October 1944[1]
Commissioned: 25 November 1944[1]
Decommissioned: 1 December 1945[2]
Fate: Ceded to the USA as war reparations, 4 July 1947, then scrapped.[2]
General characteristics
Class and type: Type C escort ship
Displacement: 745 long tons (757 t) (standard)
Length: 67.5 m (221 ft)
Beam: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Draught: 2.9 m (10 ft)
  • Geared diesel engines
  • 1,900 hp (1,417 kW)
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Range: 6,500 nmi (12,000 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 136
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Type 22-Go radar
  • Type 93 sonar
  • Type 3 hydrophone

CD-207 was a C Type class escort ship (Kaibokan) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. She was laid down by the Naniwa Dock Company at Osaka on 17 May 1944, launched on 22 August 1944, completed on 15 October 1944, and commissioned on 25 November 1944.[1]

During the war CD-207 was mostly busy on escort duties.[1] On 18 June 1945, in Toyama Bay, the submarine USS Bonefish (SS-223) was sunk by the combined efforts of the escort ships Okinawa, CD-207, CD-158, CD-75, and CD-63.[3]

After the surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945, CD-207 was demilitarized (stripped of all her offensive weapons) and under Allied direction served as a transport ship repatriating Japanese troops and civilians from 1 December 1945 until the end of 1946. On 4 July 1947 she was ceded to the US as a war reparation, then scrapped.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Hackett, Bob; Kingsepp, Sander (2012). "IJN Escort CD-207: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b Nishida, Hiroshi (2006). "Vessels - C type Escorts". Materials of IJN. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Chapter VII: 1945". The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2012.

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