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|Tonnage||900 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||279'11" by 25'11" by 8'2"
85.32m by 7.90m by 2.49m
|Maximum speed||36 knots|
2 7.7mm machine guns
2x2 21" torpedo tubes
36 depth charges
Mine warfare gear
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine
3 Kampon boilers
|Bunkerage||275 tons fuel oil|
|Range||3000 nautical miles (5600 km) at 15 knots|
||1941-1942: One 4.7" gun removed
and replaced with 2x3 25mm/60
antiaircraft guns and some 13mm/76 antiaircraft guns.
Minesweeping and minelaying gear replacerd with four depth charge
throwers and an additional 12 depth charges. Some units received Type 13 radar.
Similar changes had already been applied to PB-46 well before the war.
The Wakatakes were completed in 1922-24, mostly in Navy yards. They were similar to the Momis, incorporating lessons from the earlier class. They were also used as minesweepers and minelayers until this gear was removed early in the war to make room for more antisubmarine gear. Because of their obsolescence and shallow draft, most were employed on the China coast and in the Philippines.
|Torpedoed 1944-12-30 by Razorback off Formosa|
|Torpedoed 1943-11-18 by Bluefish south of the Philippines|
|Sunk by aircraft 1944-3-30 at Palau|
|Torpedoed 1943-12-20 by Puffer off Luzon|
|Torpedoed 1944-5-10 by Cod off Luzon|
|PB-46||Former Yugao. Torpedoed 1944-11-10 by Greenling off Yokosuka|
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