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Builder NameTokyo
Launched1 Dec 1929
Sunk7 Oct 1944
Displacement1,970 tons standard


ww2dbaseItsukushima, a 1970-ton (standard displacement) minelayer, was built at Tokyo, Japan. Also fitted for laying defensive nets, she was completed in December 1929. Among her Pacific War activities were participation in the invasion of the Philippines in December 1941 and the conquest of the Netherlands East Indies in January-February 1942. While in the Java Sea on 7 October 1944 Itsukushima was sunk by the Dutch submarine Zwaardvisch.

ww2dbaseSource: Naval Historical Center

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005


Itsukushima circa 1935

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Itsukushima circa 1935

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