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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

COASTAL FORCES

"TM4" type ex-Dutch motor torpedo boats (1938-1942/1942-1943, 1943-1944)

Names

第102号魚雷艇 <102-go> (ex-TM4); 第103号魚雷艇 <103-go> (ex-TM6); 第104号魚雷艇 - 第111号魚雷艇 <104-go - 111-go> (ex-TM8 - 15); 第112号魚雷艇 <112-go> (ex-TM5); 第113号魚雷艇 <113-go> (ex-TM7); 第115号魚雷艇 - 第120号魚雷艇 <115-go - 120-go> (ex-TM16 - 21)

Builders

Soerabaja Droogdok, Netherlands / Japan

Commissioned

1940 // 1942: 102-go - 104-go

1941 // 1942: 105-go - 108-go

1941 // 1943: 109-go, 110-go

1940 // 1943: 112-go, 113-go

1942 // 1943: 111-go

1943: 115-go - 118-go

1944: 119-go, 120-go

Losses

102-go (1/8/1945), 109-go (1943/45), 110-go (1943/45), 111-go (1943/45), 112-go (2/8/1943), 113-go (2/8/1943), 115-go (26/7/1943), 116-go (1944), 117-go (1944)

Transfers

USA, after 8/1945: 103 - 108-go, 118 - 120-go (all BU)

Discarding

none

 

Displacement normal, t

13.1

Displacement full, t

19

Length, m

18.6

Breadth, m

3.78

Draught, m

0.69

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Lorraine petrol engines

Power, h. p.

102-go - 113-go, 115-go, 117-go, 118-go: 1350

116-go: 1425

119-go, 120-go: unknown

Max speed, kts

102-go - 113-go, 115-go - 118-go: 33.25

119-go, 120-go: 20

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 310(30)

Armament

102-go - 113-go, 115-go - 118-go: 1 x 1 - 7.7/80, 2 - 450 TT or 2 DCR (4)

119-go, 120-go: 2 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki or 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 - 450 TT or 2 DCR (4)

Complement

7

Ship project history: Former Dutch class MTBs. Steel-hulled, with V-shaped frames. They were captured by Japanese in Surabaya. Before fall of a city  twelve boats (-4-15) have been scuttled by crews, six more, being on yard in different building stages, were blown up. Scuttled boats were salvaged by Japanese in 1942, repaired and entered service in 1942-1943. Six boats were completed  in 1943-1944.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14