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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

COASTAL FORCES

"T14" type motor torpedo boats

538-go 1944

540-go 1945

Names

538号魚雷艇 - 549号魚雷艇 [538-go - 549-go]

838号魚雷艇 - 894号魚雷艇 [838-go - 894-go]

Builders

Maizuru K K, Mitsubishi, Nagasaki: 538-549-go, 838-894-go

Commissioned

1944 - 1945: 538-549-go, 838-889-go

Losses

890-go - 894-go - never completed

at least 549-go (1945), 869-go (1945), 870-go (1945), 871-go (1945), 872-go (1945), 873-go (1945), 874-go (1945), 875-go (1945), 876-go (1945), 877-go (1945), 879-go (1945), 883-go (1945)

Transfers

none

Discarding

after 8/1945: some from 538 - 548-go, 838 - 868-go, 878-go, 880 - 882-go, 884 - 889-go

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

14.5

Length, m

15.0

Breadth, m

3.65

Draught, m

0.62

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 71-gata petrol engine

Power, h. p.

920

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, t

petrol
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 13.2/76 or 1 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 - 450 TT

Complement

7

Ship project history: Wooden-hulled, with V-shaped frames. New design, dimensions and displacement were moderated in comparison with previous classes, that has allowed to raise maximal speed without increase of engine power.

5 MTBs were incomplete (Nos890-894), orders for 6 (No895-900) was cancelled.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-10