Japanese escort ship No.17

Japanese escort ship No17 in 1944.jpg
No.17 on 10 April 1944 at Tokyo Bay
Name: CD-17
Builder: Nippon Kokan K. K.
Laid down: 15 December 1943[1]
Launched: 26 February 1944[1]
Completed: 13 April 1944[1]
Commissioned: 13 April 1944[1]
Struck: 10 March 1945[1]
Fate: Torpedoed 12 January 1945[1]
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-17 was a C Type class escort ship (Kaibokan) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War.


CD-17 was laid down by Nippon Kokan K. K. at their Tsurumi Shipyard on 15 December 1943, launched on 26 February 1944, and completed and commissioned on 13 April 1944.[1] During the war CD-17 was mostly busy on escort duties.[1]

On 12 January 1945, off Cape St. Jacques in the South China Sea (10°20′N 107°50′E / 10.333°N 107.833°E / 10.333; 107.833Coordinates: 10°20′N 107°50′E / 10.333°N 107.833°E / 10.333; 107.833), CD-17 was attacked by aircraft from the USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Hancock (CV-19) and USS Hornet (CV-12) which were part of Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr.'s Task Force 38.[1][2] She received three torpedo hits and sank at 0952.[1] 159 crewman including 12 officers were killed.[1]

CD-17 was struck from the Navy List on 10 March 1945.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Hackett, Bob; Kingsepp, Sander (2012). "IJN Escort CD-17: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Chapter VII: 1945". The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. 2006. Retrieved 19 January 2012.

Additional sources

  • "Escort Vessels of the Imperial Japanese Navy special issue". Ships of the World (in Japanese). Vol. 45. Kaijinsha. February 1996.
  • Model Art Extra No.340, Drawings of Imperial Japanese Naval Vessels Part-1 (in Japanese). Model Art Co. Ltd. October 1989.
  • The Maru Special, Japanese Naval Vessels No.49, Japanese submarine chasers and patrol boats (in Japanese). Ushio Shobō. March 1981.

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