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Tank Landing Ship "SS-Tei"

Introduced Year : 1942
Displacement : 948 ton
Dimensions: 63.02 x 9.60 m
Speed (max) : 12.7-13.7 knots
Engine : Diesel Engine 1,200PS
Armaments : Type 88 75mm AA Gun x 1, 20mm AA Machine Cannon x 4, 150mm Mortar x 1, 7.7mm MG x 4
Loading Capacity : 630 tons
Production Qty : 20

SS-Tei is the Japanese LST. It loads 4 medium tanks and has a gate at bow to load and unload tanks. SS-Tei was used for the transport in the Pacific. Some were used by the IJN and they were called "ES-Tei".