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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

COASTAL FORCES

"H61" type motor gun boats (1944-1945)

33-go 1944

Names

魚雷艇第33号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第46号隼艇 <33-go - 46-go>; 魚雷艇第101号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第124号隼艇 <101-go - 124-go>; 魚雷艇第218号隼艇 - 魚雷艇第245号隼艇 <218-go - 245-go>

Builders

Sasebo K K: 101-go - 124-go

Kure K K: 33-go - 46-go, 218-go - 245-go

Commissioned

1944 - 1945

Losses

at least 46-go (1945), 102-go (1/8/1945), 113-go (1945)

Transfers

none

Discarding

after 8/1945: some from 33 - 45-go, 101-go, 103 - 112-go, 114 - 124-go, 218 - 245-go

 

Displacement normal, t

25.6

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

19.0

Breadth, m

4.38

Draught, m

0.73

No of shafts

2

Machinery

51-gata diesels

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

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: Project was developed in spring 1944. First Japanese boats with diesels. Steel hull with V-shaped frames.

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

Modernizations: from mid-1945, most survived: armament consisted of 1 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 - 450 TT.

Naval service: No significant events

    Nothing is known about Japanese WW II MGB of types "H10", "H27" and "H101".

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14