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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

WW II landing craft of 14m Daihatsu, 17m Toku Daihatsu, 10m Shohatsu, 13m Chuhatsu and 15m Moku Daihatsu types (1935-1945)

14m Daihatsu type

10m Shohatsu type

Names

14m Daihatsu (army LB-D) - 3229 units (1935 - 1945), inc Nos (-go) 5029-5033, 5048-5052, 5067-5071, 5087-5091, 5112-5117, 5138-5143, 5160-5165, 5188, 5189 etc

17m Toku Daihatsu (army N-L-BD) - 163 units (1943 - 1945), inc Nos (-go) 2049-2068, 2081-2099, 2526-2536 etc

10m Shohatsu (army SB-C) - 20 units (1944)

13m Chuhatsu - 3 units (1944)

15m Moku Daihatsu - 1140 units (1944 - 1945)

Builders

various

Commissioned

1935 - 1945

Losses

unknown

Transfers

unknown

Discarding

unknown

 

Displacement standard, t

10m: 3.8

14m: 9 - 9.5

15m: 9

17m: 17.5

Displacement normal, t

10m: 6.5

13m: 15.5

14m: 20 - 21.4

15m: 17

17m: 32.6 - 37.2

Length, m

10m: 10.6

13m: 13.0

14m: 14.6

15m: 15.0

17m: 17.6

Breadth, m

10m: 2.44

13m: 2.90

14m: 3.35

15m: 3.61

17m: 3.71

Draught, m

10m: 0.58

13m: 0.79

14m: 0.76

15m: 0.53

17m: 0.99

No of shafts

10m: 1

13m: 1

14m A1, AB1, B1, D1, E1-gata: 1

14m C2-gata: 2

15m: 2

17m A2, AB2, B2-gata: 2

17m B1-gata: 1

Machinery

10m: petrol engine

13m: petrol engine

14m A1, AB1, D1, E1-gata: diesel

14m B1-gata: petrol engine

14m C2-gata: petrol engines

15m: petrol engines

17m A2, AB2, B2-gata: diesels

17m B1-gata: diesel

Power, h. p.

10m: 60

13m: 60

14m A1, AB1, D1-gata: 60

14m B1, C2-gata: 80

14m E1-gata: 150

15m: 80

17m A2, AB2-gata: 120

17m B1-gata: 150

17m B2-gata: 300

Max speed, kts

10m: 7.5

13m: 8

14m A1, AB1, D1-gata: 7.5

14m B1, C2, D1-gata: 8

14m E1-gata: 8.5

15m: 8

17m A2, AB2, B1-gata: 8

17m B2-gata: 10

Fuel, t

10m: petrol

13m: petrol

14m A1, AB1, D1, E1-gata: diesel oil

14m B1, C2-gata: petrol

15m: petrol

17m: diesel oil

Armament

10m: 1 x 1 -7.7/80

13m: 1 x 1 - 7.7/80 or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76

14m (earlier): 2 x 1 - 7.7/80

14m (later): (2 - 3) x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki

14m as ASW craft: (2 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 DCR (4)) or (1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 - 533 TT)

15m: 2 x 1 - 7.7/80 or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76

17m: 2 x 1 - 7.7/80 or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76 or (2 - 3) x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki

Military load

10m: 35 men or 3.3 t of cargo

13m: 60 men or 10 t of cargo

14m: 10 - 12 t of cargo or 70 men or 1 7.5-t tank

15m: 80 men or 8 t of cargo

17m: 16.5 t of cargo or 120 men or 1 15.6-t tank

Complement

10m: 5

13m: 6

14m: 12

15m: 6

17m: 15

Ship project history: IJN ordered 20 10m, probably 3 13m, 1140 15m, 3229 14m and 163 17m type landing crafts. All had steel hull, except wooden 15m craft. Most were fitted with bow ramps, apart from 10m type with motorboat-type hull.

Modernizations: 1945, some Daihatsu 14-m: were converted to ASW craft with armament consisted of 2 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 DCR (4) or to MTB (1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 - 533 TT)

Naval service: No significant events.

Shohatsu

Daihatsu

Moku Daihatsu

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14