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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Holland" 3 class submarines (1-GO) (1905)

1-go 1905

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第1号艦 <1-go>   123 Fore River, Quincy, USA 1904 30/3/1905 8/1905 stricken 1921
第2号艦 <2-go>   124 Fore River, Quincy, USA 1904 2/5/1905 9/1905 stricken 1921
第3号艦 <3-go>   125 Fore River, Quincy, USA 1904 16/5/1905 9/1905 stricken 1921
第4号艦 <4-go>   126 Fore River, Quincy, USA 1904 27/5/1905 10/1905 stricken 1921
第5号艦 <5-go>   127 Fore River, Quincy, USA 1904 13/5/1905 10/1905 stricken 1921

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

103 / 124

Length, m

20.4 oa 18.3 pp

Breadth, m

3.60

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 4-cyl gasoline engine / 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

180 / 70

Max speed, kts

8 / 7

Fuel, t

petrol 2

Endurance, nm 184(8) / 21(7)
Armament

1 - 450 TT (bow, 2)

Complement

13

Diving depth operational, m

30

Ship project history: The first Japanese submarines, they were ordered from the Fore River Co (Holland company design) in 1902, after a Japanese naval mission visited Britain, France, and the United States. Built in great secrecy, they were sent disassembled by rail to Seattle, thence onboard to Yokosuka, where they arrived 12 December 1904. Assembly was delayed; they were launched only in March and May 1905, the first being ready in June 1905. They differ from contemporary boats in greater hull strength, reinforced by a broad strip of bronze plating. Two bilge keels, 7.5x2.9m, also stiffened the hull to resist pressure at a maximum diving depth of 38m. Similar to USN 'A' class, single-hulled.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 4-go sank at Kure by petrol explosion on 14 November 1916 but was raised and repaired.

 

 

1-go 1905

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2014