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4-GO submarine chasers (1938-1939)

4-go 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
4号駆潜艇 <4-go>(Ch4)   Fujinagata, Osaka 1/1938 13/9/1938 12/1938 captured 8/1945, BU 1946
5号駆潜艇 <5-go>(Ch5)   Mitsubishi, Yokohama 1/1938 28/7/1938 12/1938 captured 8/1945, scuttled 11/7/1946
6号駆潜艇 <6-go>(Ch6)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 7/1938 6/2/1939 5/1939 sunk 30/3/1944
7号駆潜艇 <7-go>(Ch7)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 10/1937 10/6/1938 11/1938 sunk 11/4/1945
8号駆潜艇 <8-go>(Ch8)   Tama, Tamano 1/1938 9/8/1938 11/1938 sunk 4/3/1945
9号駆潜艇 <9-go>(Ch9)   Mitsubishi, Yokohama 5/1938 15/10/1938 5/1939 captured 8/1945, to China 10/1947 (Fu Ling)
10号駆潜艇 <10-go>(Ch10)   Fujinagata, Osaka 9/1938 31/1/1939 6/1939 wrecked 2/5/1944
11号駆潜艇 <11-go>(Ch11)   Tsurumi, Yokohama 1/1938 28/6/1938 2/1939 sunk 6/11/1943
12号駆潜艇 <12-go>(Ch12)   Tama, Tamano 7/1938 8/2/1939 4/1939 lost 8/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

291

Displacement full, t

309

Length, m

54.0 pp 55.5 wl 56.2 oa

Breadth, m

5.60

Draught, m

2.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

2600

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil
Armament

1 x 2 - 40/62 HI 91-shiki, 2 DCT (36)

Complement

59

 

Ship project history: On the basis of construction of Ch3 under 3rd Supplementary program of 1937 9 chasers of Ch4 class have been built. Their main difference from predecessor became smaller superstructure moved astern for lightening of a fore end.

 

Modernizations: 1944 - 1945, all survived: + 1 x 3 - 25/60 96-shiki

 

Naval service: Ch11 was sunk 6/11/1943 W off Buka by American Army aircraft. Ch6 beached 30/4/1944 at Palau after air attack of USN TF.38. Ch12 was lost in August, 1944 off Palau by unknown cause. Ch8 was sunk 4/3/1945 in 85nm S off Penang by gunfire of British submarines Trenchant and Terrapin. Ch7 was sunk 11/4/1945 E off Car Nicobar by British RAF aircraft.

 

 

9-go

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14