Japanese escort ship Kanawa

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Name: Kanawa
Builder: Mitsui Shipbuilding, Tamano
Laid down: 15 November 1944
Launched: 20 January 1945
Commissioned: 15 March 1945
Fate: Scrapped 1947
General characteristics
Displacement: 940 tons
Length: 78,8 meters
Beam: 9 meters
Draught: 3 meters
Propulsion: diesels, 4200 bhp
Speed: 19,5 knots
Complement: 150

Kanawa was an Ukuru-class escort ship ("Kaibokan") of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War.[1] After the war Kanawa was used in repatriation service. She was then taken by the British and scrapped in 1947 at Singapore.


  1. ^ Hiroshi Nishida (Misohito) (2003). "Ukuru class escorts". Nifty.com.

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