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117-GO auxiliary submarine chaser (1938/1943)

117-go 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第117号駆潜特務艇 <117-go>(Cha117) (ex-No 3, ex-Bantam)     Tandjong Priok Droogdok, Netherlands   1938 1938 // 8/1943 sunk 23/7/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

131

Displacement full, t

143

Length, m

29.3 wl 31.6 oa

Breadth, m

5.50

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Stork diesel

Power, h. p.

300

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  
Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 Yamanouchi, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 1 x 1 - 7.7/80, 1 DCR (32)

Complement

17

Ship project history: In 1942 at capture of Dutch East India of a number of small Dutch ships thrown at retreat has got into Japanese hands. Part from them has been scuttled on shallow water, others were in incomplete condition in yards in Surabaya and Batavia. After repair and completion 18 boats became a part of IJN as auxiliary submarine chasers. Cha117 was ex-Dutch minesweeper of Alor class, scuttled by own crew 3/3/1942.

 

Modernizations: None

 

Naval service: Cha117 was sunk 23/7/1945 by American submarine Hardhead off Bali.

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14