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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

COASTAL FORCES

"H35" and "H38" types motor gun boats (1943-1945)

"H35"

27-go 1943

Names

魚雷艇第27号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第32号隼艇 <27-go - 32-go>; 魚雷艇第201号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第217号隼艇 <201-go - 217-go>

Builders

Yokosuka K K: 27 - 32-go

Kure K K: 201 - 217-go

Commissioned

1943 - 1945

Losses

at least 28-go (18/5/1945)

Transfers

none

Discarding

after 8/1945: some from 27-go, 29 - 32-go, 201 - 217-go

"H38"

10-go 1943

Names

魚雷艇第10号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第26号隼艇 <10-go - 26-go>; 魚雷艇第51号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第73号隼艇 <51-go - 73-go>

Builders

Yokosuka K K: 10 - 26-go

Kure K K: 51 - 73-go

Commissioned

1943 - 1945

Losses

at least 25-go (25/9/1944), 52-go (12/9/1944), 55-go (12/9/1944), 61-go (12/9/1944), 62-go (12/9/1944), 67-go (12/9/1944)

Transfers

none

Discarding

after 8/1945: some from 10 - 24-go, 26-go, 51-go, 53-go, 54-go, 56 - 60-go, 63 - 66-go, 68-go - 73-go

"H38M"

74-go 1944

Names

魚雷艇第74号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第100号隼艇 <74-go - 100-go>

Builders

Kure K K

Commissioned

1944 - 1945

Losses

unknown

Transfers

none

Discarding

after 8/1945: some

 

Displacement normal, t

H35: 25

H38: 24.8

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

18.0

Breadth, m

4.30

Draught, m

H35: 0.74

H38: 0.73

No of shafts

2

Machinery

H35: 71-gata petrol engines

H38: Kinsei petrol engines (air-cooled)

Power, h. p.

H35: 1840

H38: 1400

Max speed, kts

H35: 34

H38: 27

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts)

H35: 290(33)

H38: 220(26)

Armament

completed 1944 - 1945: 3 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki or 1 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 4 DCR (4)

completed mid-1945: 1 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 - 450 TT

Complement

7

Ship project history: Projects were developed on the basis of type B (Otsu-Gata) MTBs of T35 and T38 series respectively.

Since 1945 they received torpedo armament and re-rated to MTBs (Raitei).

Modernizations: from mid-1945, most survived: were armed with 1 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 - 450 TT.

Naval service: No significant events

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14