Matsu Class


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

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Standard Displacement: 1,262 tons
Complement: 210

Length: 328’1”
Beam: 30’8”
Draught: 10’10”

Armament:
3-5”/40cal
24-25mm
4-24” torpedo tubes

Machinery:2 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 2 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 19,000=27 knots
Oil: 395 tons
Radius: 4,680 miles @ 16 knots

Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Hinoki Yokosuka 3/4/44 7/4/44 9/30/44 sunk, 1/7/45
Kaede Yokosuka 3/4/44 7/25/44 10/30/44 China, 1947
Kashi Fujinagata 5/5/44 8/13/44 9/30/44 scrapped, 1947
Kaya Maizuru 4/10/44 7/30/44 9/30/44 USSR, 1947
Keyaki Yokosuka 6/22/44 9/30/44 12/15/44 target, 1947
Kiri Yokosuka 2/1/44 5/27/44 8/14/44 USSR, 1947
Kuwa Fujinagata 12/20/43 5/25/44 7/25/44 sunk, 12/3/44
Maki Maizuru 2/19/44 6/10/44 8/10/44 scrapped, 1947
Matsu Maizuru 8/8/43 2/3/44 4/28/44 sunk, 8/4/44
Momi Yokosuka 2/1/44 6/16/44 9/7/44 sunk, 1/5/45
Momo Maizuru 11/5/43 3/25/44 6/10/44 sunk, 12/15/44
Nara Fujinagata 6/10/44 10/12/44 11/26/44 scrapped, 1947
Sakura Yokosuka 6/2/44 9/6/44 11/25/44 sunk, 7/11/45
Sugi Fujinagata 2/25/44 7/3/44 8/25/44 China, 1947
Take Yokosuka 10/15/43 3/28/44 6/16/44 scrapped, 1947
Tsubaki Maizuru 6/20/44 9/30/44 11/30/44 scrapped, 1947
Ume Fujinagata 12/1/43 4/24/44 6/28/44 sunk, 1/31/45
Yanagi Fujinagata 8/20/44 11/25/44 1/18/45 scrapped, 1947

Names:
Hinoki –Japanese Cypress
Kaede –Maple Tree
Kashi –Oak Tree
Kaya –Arundo “Miscanthus sineasis”
Keyaki – Zelkova Tree
Kiri -Fog
Kuwa –Mulberry Tree
Maki –Chinese Black Pine
Matsu – Pine Tree
Momi –Unhulled Rice
Momo –Peach Tree
Nara-Ancient capital of Japan
Sakura –Cherry Tree
Sugi –Cedar Tree
Take –a Mushroom
Tsubaki
Ume –Plum Tree
Yanagi –Willow Tree