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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"Vickers C(3)" 3 class submarines (1916-1917)

17-go 1920

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
第16号艦 <16-go>, 11/1924- 7 <HA7>     Kure K K 11/1915 15/3/1916 11/1916 stricken 12/1928
第17号艦 <17-go>, 11/1924- 8 <HA8>     Kure K K 11/1915 15/3/1916 2/1917 stricken 12/1928

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

290 / 326

Length, m

43.7

Breadth, m

4.10

Draught, m

3.40

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Vickers petrol engine / 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

600 / 300

Max speed, kts

12 / 8.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 18.2

Endurance, nm(kts) 660(12) / 60(4)
Armament

4 - 450 TT (2 bow, 2 x 1 deck, 4)

Complement

26

Diving depth operational, m

30

Ship project history: Vickers C(3) type. The same type as British C type. Single-hulled. Last two submarines have been ordered in days of war under the 1915 programme and built in Kure. Japanese did not have experience of designing of modern submarines, and it was necessary to be content with already hopelessly out-of-date design. No16 and No17 were unique submarines built in Japan in days of the First World War.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

16-go

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14