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|Tonnage||4650 tons standard|
|Dimensions||386'11" by 51'10" by 17'9"
117.93m by 15.80m by 5.41m
|Maximum speed||19 knots|
2x2 25mm/60 AA guns
||2-shaft diesel (8,000 shp)
||1944: Added an additional 2x3 25mm guns
The Akitsushima, completed 19 April 1942 at Kawasaki-Kobe, was the first of what was to be a family of small seaplane or flying boat tenders. However, she was the only unit completed. She was sunk by aircraft on 24 September 1944 at Coron Bay in the Philippines.
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-1)
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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