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"T14" type torpedo boats (538-GO) (1944 - 1945)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

第538号魚雷艇 - 第549号魚雷艇 [538-go - 549-go]

第838号魚雷艇 - 第894号魚雷艇 [838-go - 894-go]

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

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

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)

none

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


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t14.5
Length, m

15.0

Breadth, m

3.65

Draught, m

0.62

No of shafts1
Machinery1 71-gata petrol engine
Power, h. p.

920

Max speed, kts

33

Fuel, tpetrol
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement7


Standard scale images


<i>538-go</i> 1944
538-go 1944
<i>540-go </i>1945
540-go 1945


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.