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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

COASTAL FORCES

"T51" type motor torpedo boats (1943-1945)

10-go 1944

Names

第10号魚雷艇 - 20号魚雷艇 <10-go - 20-go>

Builders

Yokohama Yacht Co., Tsurumi: 10-go, 13-go, 16-go

Choshi: 11-go, 12-go, 14-go, 15-go, 17 - 19-go

Commissioned

11/1943: 10-go

1944: 11-go - 15-go

1944/45: 16-go, 17-go

Losses

18-go, 19-go - BU incomplete

10-go (17/2/1944), 11-go (1945), 12-go (20/8/1944), 13-go (after surrendering, 2/1946), 14-go (1945), 15-go (1945), 16-go (1945), 17-go (1945)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

 

Displacement standard, t

10-go: 80

11 - 19-go: 75

Displacement full, t

10-go: 90

11 - 19-go: 84.2

Length, m

32.4

Breadth, m

5.00

Draught, m

1.11

No of shafts

10-go: 2

11 - 19-go: 4

Machinery

4 71-gata petrol engines

Power, h. p.

3600

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(16)

Armament

10-go: 2 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, 2 - 450 TT

11 - 19-go: 3 x 1 - 25/60 96-shiki, (2 - 450 TT, 2 DCT (8)) or 4 DCT (12)

Complement

18

Ship project history: Large MTBs, supposed to be used as MTB leaders or seaworthy MTBs for joint operations with large combatants. They have appeared unsuccessful, and after trials of lead MTB project was redesigned, in particular, hull was strengthened. Building of Nos18-19 was suspended and orders on  26 more boats were cancelled. Already ready boats were applied basically for patrol and anti-submarine duties.

Modernizations: early 1944, 10-go: 2 engines were removed (1800hp, 23kts); + 2 - 450 TT, 4 DCT (8).

Naval service: No significant events

.

14-go 6/1944

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14