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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"SHINKAI" midget submarine (1944)

"Shinkai" 1944

Names

1 boat

Builders

Ourazaki, Kure: 1 boat

Commissioned

1944: 1 boat

Losses

unknown

Transfers

none

Discarding unknown

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

11.5

Length, m

12.5

Breadth, m

1.65

Draught, m

1.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

20

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

none

Endurance, nm(kts)  
Armament

1 1-t explosive charge

Complement

2

Diving depth operational, m

 

Ship project history: Smallest Japanese midget submarine, intended to attack ships anchored in Pacific atolls. Design, known as "9-Kanamono", included oval hull form and side ballast tanks.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Boat never went to sea. Fate is unknown.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14