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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

COASTAL FORCES

"Fairmile B" type motor launches (1941/1942, 1943)

12-go 1943

Names

12号駆潜艇<12-go> (Suikei 12-go) (ex-ML310), 3/1943 - 102体苦戦<Kusentai 102-go>; 111体苦戦<111-go> (Kusentai 111-go) (ex-ML...)

Builders

Singapore Harbour Boat, UK: 12-go

Voss, Singapore, UK: 111-go

Commissioned

1941 / 1942: 12-go

1943: 111-go

Losses

unknown

Transfers

none

Discarding

unknown

 

Displacement standard, t

80

Displacement normal, t

130

Length, m

34.1

Breadth, m

5.44

Draught, m

1.52

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Hall-Scott petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

petrol 12

Endurance, nm(kts) 1500(12)

Armament

12-go: 1 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 DCR (8)

111-go: 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 DCR (8)

Complement

15

Ship project history: ex-British MLs of Fairmile B type, ML310 was sunk by Japanese coastal guns 20/3/1942, raised and commissioned by IJN, 111-go was captured on the stocks and completed for IJN. Ultimate fate of both boats is unknown.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.
 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14