Fushimi, the lead ship of her class, at Osaka, in July 1941.
|Operators:||Imperial Japanese Navy|
|Length:||38.5 m (126 ft)|
|Draught:||1.26 m (4 ft 2 in)|
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)|
Design and armament
The Fushimi class were 48.5 metres (159 ft) long, and had a draft of 1.26 metres (4 ft 2 in). The class weighed 304 tonnes (299 long tons; 335 short tons) at standard weight, 344 tonnes (339 long tons; 379 short tons) at trial weight, and 368 tonnes (362 long tons; 406 short tons) at full weight. The class was propelled by a turbine powered, oil fired engine, which generated 2,200 shaft horsepower (1,600 kW), giving them a top speed of 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph). Both ships were armed with one 8 centimetres (3.1 in) anti-aircraft gun, and two 2.5 millimetres (0.098 in) machine guns.
Both ships, Fushimi and Sumida, were laid down in 1939, and were completed in 1939 and 1940, respectively.
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