History
Imperial Japanese Navy
NameCD-75
BuilderNipponkai Zosensho K.K., Toyama
Laid down5 April 1944
Launched5 August 1944
Completed21 April 1945
Commissioned21 April 1945
Stricken30 November 1945
Fatescuttled after running aground, 10 August 1945
General characteristics
Class and typeType C escort ship
Displacement745 long tons (757 t) (standard)
Length67.5 m (221 ft)
Beam8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Draught2.9 m (10 ft)
Propulsion
  • Geared diesel engines
  • 1,900 hp (1,417 kW)
  • 2 shafts
Speed16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Range6,500 nmi (12,000 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement136
Sensors and
processing systems
  • Type 22-Go radar
  • Type 93 sonar
  • Type 3 hydrophone
Armament

CD-75 was a C Type class escort ship (Kaibōkan) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War.

History

She was laid down by Nipponkai Zosensho K.K. at their Toyama shipyard on 5 April 1944, launched on 5 August 1944, and completed and commissioned on 21 April 1945. During the war CD-75 was mostly busy on escort duties.[1]

On 18 June 1945, in Toyama Bay, the submarine USS Bonefish (SS-223) was sunk by the combined efforts of the escort ships CD-75, Okinawa, CD-63, CD-158 and CD-207.[2]

On 10 August 1945, she departed from Wakkanai, Hokkaido, and soon after ran aground.[1] She was scuttled by her crew off Nō, Niigata.[1] Some sources indicate she may have struck a mine.[1] On 30 November 1945, she was struck from the Navy List.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Hackett, Bob; Kingsepp, Sander. "IJN Escort CD-75: Tabular Record of Movement". combinedfleet.com. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Chapter VII: 1945". The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. 2006. Retrieved 19 January 2012.

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