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"U-KANAMONO" submerging assault crafts (1944)

"U-Kanamono" 1944

Names

14 boats

Builders

Kure K K: 14 boats

Commissioned

1944: 14 boats

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding surrendered 8/1945 and BU: 14 boats

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

15

Length, m

14.0

Breadth, m

2.00

Draught, m

2.00

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 pressured air torpedo motor

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

3

Fuel, t

none

Endurance, nm(kts)  
Armament

1 - 450 TT (bow, 1)

Complement

2

Diving depth operational, m

0 (escape hatch had be above water)

Ship project history: Small assault craft for local defence, without depth control and periscope. They can not submerge fully and had to be steeres from CT.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: These boats never went to sea and surrendered in August, 1945.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14