SUGASHIMA (MSC-681) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Mine Warfare

Country of Origin: Japan

Although the vessels of this class are considerably smaller than the ambitious YAEYAMA-class ocean-going minehunters, they are also larger than the UWAJIMA and HATSUSHIMA classes that they superseded in production. HULL:These wooden-hulled SUGASHIMA-class ships, as do those of the UWAJIMA/HASUTSHIMA design, carry their forecastle farther aft to provide covered stowage for remotely operated vehicles (ROV). In addition, the single stack of the HATSUSHIMA is replaced by twin stacks set...


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