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IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

"IX D2" type ex-German submarines (1942-1943/1945)

I502 1945

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U181, 7/1945- 501 <I501> (ex-U181)   1020 Deschimag, Bremen, Germany 3/1941 30/12/1941 5/1942 // 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 12/2/1946
U862, 7/1945- 502 <I502> (ex-U862)   1068 Deschimag, Bremen, Germany 8/1942 5/6/1943 10/1943 // 5/1945 surrendered 8/1945, scuttled 12/2/1946

  

Displacement standard, t

1150

Displacement normal, t

1590 / 1775

Length, m

87.6

Breadth, m

7.50

Draught, m

5.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels + 2 MWM diesel-generators / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

4400 + 1160 / 1000

Max speed, kts

19.2 / 6.9

Fuel, t

diesel oil 435

Endurance, nm 31500(10) / 57(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 37/80 C/30U, 2 x 2 - 20/65 C/38, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 24 or 72 mines)

Sensors

FuMO30 or FuMO 61 radar, GHG hydrophone, FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 6 Palau ECM suites

Complement

57

Diving depth operational, m 100

Ship project history: After capitulation of Germany all being in Japan German submarines 8-10/5/1945 were transferred under Japanese control and after assimilation of ships by new crews entered service. 15/7/1945 they have replaced old, still German numbering on accepted in the IJN.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Both were scuttled by Americans 12/2/1946.

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

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14