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13-GO submarine chasers (1940-1942)

15-go 1945

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
13号駆潜艇 <13-go>(Ch13)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 7/1939 30/3/1940 7/1940 sunk 3/4/1943
14号駆潜艇 <14-go>(Ch14)   Mitsui, Tamano 6/1940 29/11/1940 3/1941 sunk 28/7/1945
15号駆潜艇 <15-go>(Ch15)   Fujinagata, Osaka 8/1940 23/12/1940 3/1941 captured 8/1945, BU 1948
16号駆潜艇 <16-go>(Ch16)   Nippon Kokan 4/1940 19/11/1940 4/1941 sunk 4/7/1944
17号駆潜艇 <17-go>(Ch17)   Ishikawajima, Harima   3/5/1941 7/1941 sunk 28/4/1945
18号駆潜艇 <18-go>(Ch18)   Nippon Kokan   23/4/1941 7/1941 sunk 30/12/1944
19号駆潜艇 <19-go>(Ch19)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   3/6/1941 9/1941 captured 8/1945, BU 1948
20号駆潜艇 <20-go>(Ch20)   Mitsui, Tamano   29/5/1941 8/1941 captured 8/1945, BU 1948
21号駆潜艇 <21-go>(Ch21)   Fujinagata, Osaka   21/5/1941 8/1941 captured 8/1945, to United Kingdom 10/1947, BU
22号駆潜艇 <22-go>(Ch22)   Mitsubishi, Yokohama   29/5/1941 10/1941 sunk 19/2/1944
23号駆潜艇 <23-go>(Ch23)   Tsurumi, Yokohama   13/8/1941 11/1941 captured 8/1945, BU 1948
24号駆潜艇 <24-go>(Ch24)   Fujinagata, Osaka   10/10/1941 12/1941 sunk 17/2/1944
25号駆潜艇 <25-go>(Ch25)   Mitsubishi, Yokohama   7/10/1941 12/1941 sunk 15/7/1942
26号駆潜艇 <26-go>(Ch26)   Nippon Kokan   28/8/1941 12/1941 sunk 30/7/1945
27号駆潜艇 <27-go>(Ch27)   Ishikawajima, Harima   5/11/1941 1/1942 sunk 15/7/1942

 

Displacement standard, t

438

Displacement full, t

460

Length, m

46.5 pp 49.0 wl 51.0 oa

Breadth, m

6.70

Draught, m

2.75

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

1700

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Endurance, nm(kts)  
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 11-shiki, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 DCT (36)

Complement

68

 

Ship project history: First submarine chasers (Ch1, Ch3 and Ch4 classes) not quite satisfied Naval Staff: first of all insufficient seaworthiness and mediocre manoeuvrability were marked. In 1939 project of new chaser has been prepared. As a basis for it the same Ch and Ch4 have served, but at the expense of wider and shorter hull new ship differed by much better manoeuvrability and had very small tactical diameter. Big, in comparison with a prototype, depth has positively affected seaworthiness.

Under 4th Supplementary program of 1939 and additional program of 1940 15 chasers of Ch13 class have been built.

Modernizations: 1944, all survived: + 1 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki, 1 DCR, 13-go radar

 

Naval service: Ch25 and Ch27 were sunk 15/7/1942 off Kiska by American submarine Grunion. Ch13 was sunk 3/4/1943 SE off Shiriyasaki by American submarine Pickerel. Ch24 was sunk 17/2/1944 by gunfire of American destroyer Burns W off Truk. Ch22 was sunk off New Ireland 19/2/1944 by American aircraft. Ch16 was sunk 4/7/1944 at Bonin by American carrier aircraft (TF.38). Ch18 was sunk off Luzon by American aircraft 30/12/1944. Ch17 was sunk 28/4/1945 off Fukushima by American submarine Springer. Ch14 was sunk 28/7/1945 at Owase by American carrier aircraft of TF.38. Ch26 was sunk 30/7/1945 in Korea Strait by American aircraft of TF.38. Ch19, 20 and 23 were captured in damaged condition, Ch23 was unserviceable.

25-go 1/1942

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14