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103-GO ex-American patrol ship (1918/1943)

Thrush 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第103号哨戒艇 <103-go>(P103) (ex-AM9 Finch)   Standard SB, Shooters Is, USA 8/1917 30/3/1918 9/1918 // 4/1943 sunk 12/1/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

980

Displacement full, t

1260

Length, m

57.6

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

oil 275
Endurance, nm(kts) 1400(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 2 DCT (48)

Complement 70

Ship project history: After capture by Japan in the beginning of 1942 of extensive possession in South-East Asia, Japanese has got some number of enemy ships in damaged condition, thrown out by Americans, British and Dutch at retreat. Part of these ships has been repaired by Japanese and commissioned by IJN as patrols. Three destroyers, British Thracian, American Stewart and Dutch Banckert, become in the IJN patrols 101, 102 and 106, have appeared the largest trophies. Remaining were former minesweepers, tugs and colonial service vessels of Dutch and American Navies.

    103 (ex-American minesweeper Finch) was sunk in Manila 11/4/1942. She was raised by Japanese and after repair commissioned 1/4/1943 as patrol 103.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: P103 12/1/1945 was sunk by American carrier aircraft of TF.38.

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14