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"T51" type torpedo boats (10-GO) (1943 - 1944)


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14-go 6.1944

Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

第10号魚雷艇 - 第20号魚雷艇 [10-go - 20-go]

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

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

11/1943: 10-go

1944: 11-go - 15-go

1944/45: 16-go, 17-go

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)

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Technical data


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



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<i>10-go</i> 1944
10-go 1944


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<i>14-go</i> 6.1944
14-go 6.1944


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

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